Lapis Lazuli Plaque in the Shape of a Woman's Face

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 February 2018
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This lapis lazuli inlay was carved in the shape of a woman's head and is quadrangular. The back is flat except for two straight incised lines continuing the line of the headband on the face. Height 3.2 cm; width 2.2 cm; and thickness: 1.1 cm. The precise function of this small piece of inlay is unknown but it might have been attached to a wooden box. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2500 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, February 20). Lapis Lazuli Plaque in the Shape of a Woman's Face. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8136/lapis-lazuli-plaque-in-the-shape-of-a-womans-face/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lapis Lazuli Plaque in the Shape of a Woman's Face." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 20, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8136/lapis-lazuli-plaque-in-the-shape-of-a-womans-face/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lapis Lazuli Plaque in the Shape of a Woman's Face." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Feb 2018. Web. 18 Oct 2021.