Statue of Priest Bano Abdo from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 April 2015
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This statue depicts a standing figure of the priest Bano Abdo from Hatra. The statue’s base is inscribed with an Aramaic text. The man has a long beard and an upward curly mustache. He looks forward and wears a long conical hat. His hands (now lost) would have held a ritual object or a statuette. The feet are bare. He wears a long-sleeved dress and a knee-length outfit. The neck and feet were extensively restored. Such statues were placed inside temples. From Hatra, in modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. 1st to 3rd century CE. On display at the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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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, April 10). Statue of Priest Bano Abdo from Hatra. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3781/statue-of-priest-bano-abdo-from-hatra/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Priest Bano Abdo from Hatra." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 10, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3781/statue-of-priest-bano-abdo-from-hatra/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Priest Bano Abdo from Hatra." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Apr 2015. Web. 27 Nov 2021.

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