Mesopotamian Plaque Showing a Man Shooting at a Monkey

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2018

Clay plaque showing a man shooting at a monkey. The monkey is in the branches of a tree, in the centre. There is a boar at the foot of the right side of the tree. A kneeling man assists the shooter. This is possibly a scene from an Indian story. Old Babylonian Period, 2000-1600 BCE. From Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Acquired with the assistance of the Art Fund. (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. (2018, February 26). Mesopotamian Plaque Showing a Man Shooting at a Monkey. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8098/mesopotamian-plaque-showing-a-man-shooting-at-a-mo/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Plaque Showing a Man Shooting at a Monkey." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8098/mesopotamian-plaque-showing-a-man-shooting-at-a-mo/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Mesopotamian Plaque Showing a Man Shooting at a Monkey." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2018. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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