Stone Mould from Nineveh

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 April 2016
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This mould was used to make small and cheap metal amulets. One is an image of demonic Lamashtu, to keep her away from women and their new-borne infants. From Nineveh, Northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian Period, 800-612 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. (2016, April 18). Stone Mould from Nineveh. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4932/stone-mould-from-nineveh/

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