Protective Clay Plaque 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 depicting a naked woman, standing on a platform and holding her breasts. 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 Clay Plaque from Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4938/protective-clay-plaque-from-ur/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Protective Clay Plaque from Ur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4938/protective-clay-plaque-from-ur/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Protective Clay Plaque from Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Apr 2016. Web. 03 Aug 2021.