Urartian Blackened Ivory Panel

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
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This is a griffin-headed demon of blackened ivory. Both arms are raised (the right is lost), probably to support a throne. From Toprakkale, Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, 8th to 7th century BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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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. (2018, November 29). Urartian Blackened Ivory Panel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9535/urartian-blackened-ivory-panel/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Blackened Ivory Panel." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 29, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9535/urartian-blackened-ivory-panel/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Blackened Ivory Panel." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2021.