Eagle Statue from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 30 November 2014

The head of this sculpture of an eagle seems to have been deliberately broken. The rest of the body rests on a plateau. Below there are statuettes of priests who, as in all other Hatra statues, raise their right hands with the palms facing the viewer. The eagle is the symbol of the city of Hatra. From Hatra (Al-Hadhr), modern Al-Jazira Region, Ninawa Governorate, Mesopotamia, Iraq. 2nd to 3rd centuries CE. The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.

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About the Author

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, November 30). Eagle Statue from Hatra. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3289/eagle-statue-from-hatra/

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