Protective Figurine from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 April 2016
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In this clay plaque, a woman is depicted nursing her child from her left breast. The mother sits cross-legged putting her infant on her lap. Such plaques were made to protect women and ensure their safety during labor. From the north-west side of the ziggurat at Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 700-500 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. (2016, April 18). Protective Figurine from Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4939/protective-figurine-from-ur/

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