Protective Figure from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 April 2016
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This is a clay plaque of a woman and a child, moulded in a relief. The woman stands naked on a platform and holds her child with her left hand; the right hand appears to guide the child to her breast. Such plaques were made to protect women and ensure their safety during labor. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 700-500 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. (2016, April 18). Protective Figure from Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4937/protective-figure-from-ur/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Protective Figure from Ur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4937/protective-figure-from-ur/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Protective Figure from Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.