Nimrud Ivory Supine Bull

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 January 2015
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An exquisitely carved plaque of a supine bull. Note the black burn mark. Probably, this was part of a group which once supported an ivory tray. Neo-Assyrian period, 9th-7th centuries BCE. From Nimrud, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).

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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. (2015, January 24). Nimrud Ivory Supine Bull. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3556/nimrud-ivory-supine-bull/

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