Statue of a Sumerian Woman

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 February 2015
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The woman wears a garment which was probably made of a sheep skin. The garment was wrapped over the left shoulder only. There are long strands of wool hanging below the lower thighs. The women's eyes might well have been inlaid with stone. From southern Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq). Early dynastic period, circa 2400 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, February 04). Statue of a Sumerian Woman. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3607/statue-of-a-sumerian-woman/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Sumerian Woman." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 04, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3607/statue-of-a-sumerian-woman/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Sumerian Woman." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Feb 2015. Web. 05 Aug 2021.