Nimrud Ivory Plaque of the Birth of Horus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 September 2016

On the left is the naked infant Horus sitting on a lotus flower with his finger in his mouth. Facing him is a winged goddess, possibly Isis, who extends a lotus flower towards him. This fine piece was originally inlaid with colored glass or faience. Excavated by Sir Henry Layard; acquisition date 1848. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From the doorway between Room V and W of the North-West Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 08). Nimrud Ivory Plaque of the Birth of Horus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5647/nimrud-ivory-plaque-of-the-birth-of-horus/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nimrud Ivory Plaque of the Birth of Horus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 08, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5647/nimrud-ivory-plaque-of-the-birth-of-horus/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nimrud Ivory Plaque of the Birth of Horus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Sep 2016. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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