Votive Head Mace of La-arab, King of Gutium

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2018
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This partially mutilated head mace was inscribed with an Akkadian cuneiform script, which mentions that this stone head mace is a votive offering dedicated by La-arab, king of Gutium. Although they left little evidence of their rule, it appears they the Guti adopted the Mesopotamian culture and religious traditions. From Sippar, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Circa 2150 BCE.

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. (2018, February 28). Votive Head Mace of La-arab, King of Gutium. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8197/votive-head-mace-of-la-arab-king-of-gutium/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Votive Head Mace of La-arab, King of Gutium." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 28, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8197/votive-head-mace-of-la-arab-king-of-gutium/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Votive Head Mace of La-arab, King of Gutium." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Feb 2018. Web. 01 Dec 2021.

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