Pazuzu Amulet

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 October 2014
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A copper-alloy amulet of Pazuzu; the king of the demons of the wind. He has a human body, 4 wings, lion forepaws, vulture's feet, and rattle snake tail. Pazuzu is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward and left hand pointing downward. Very often, Pazuzu was depicted in amulets; he drives away other bad spirits and protects humans, although he is an evil spirit. The amulet has 2 rings for suspension. Neo-Assyrian period, 911-612 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, October 13). Pazuzu Amulet. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Pazuzu Amulet." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2014.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Pazuzu Amulet." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2014. Web. 02 Aug 2021.