Urartian Ivory Demon

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 November 2018

This is a griffin-headed demon of white ivory. Both arms are raised (the right is lost), probably to support a throne. From Toprakkale, Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, 8th to 7th century 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, November 28). Urartian Ivory Demon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9534/urartian-ivory-demon/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Ivory Demon." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 28, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9534/urartian-ivory-demon/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Ivory Demon." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Nov 2018. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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