Mesopotamian Ceramic Objects Used in Magical Liturgy

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 January 2014
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Three rounded ceramic objects with saw-teeth like margins. They have small holes on both ventral and dorsal aspects. Upon moving them, a sound comes out as if there is a small object inside them. May have been used in religious, sorcery,or magical liturgy. Mesopotamia, old Babylonian era, 2000-1500 BCE, Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.

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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. (2014, January 30). Mesopotamian Ceramic Objects Used in Magical Liturgy. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2268/mesopotamian-ceramic-objects-used-in-magical-litur/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Ceramic Objects Used in Magical Liturgy." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 30, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2268/mesopotamian-ceramic-objects-used-in-magical-litur/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Ceramic Objects Used in Magical Liturgy." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Jan 2014. Web. 21 Oct 2021.