Plaster Face, Ain Ghazal

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 April 2018

This plastered face was modeled on a human skull and was buried with a group of similar plastered faces. This mode of skull decoration was probably related to some sort of ancestor cult. From modern-day Ain Ghazal, outskirts of Amman, Jordan Hashemite Kingdom. Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, circa 6500 BCE. (The Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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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, April 05). Plaster Face, Ain Ghazal. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8531/plaster-face-ain-ghazal/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plaster Face, Ain Ghazal." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 05, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8531/plaster-face-ain-ghazal/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Plaster Face, Ain Ghazal." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Apr 2018. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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