Urartian Stone Bull's Head

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 November 2018

This white stone bull's head was originally inlaid. It has an ornamented forelock. The artifact is socketed at the back, probably for an attachment to the corner of a seat (most likely an arm of the throne). There is a carved spiral pattern around the neck. The eyes are hollow and would have been inlaid. From Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, 750-700 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, November 29). Urartian Stone Bull's Head. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9537/urartian-stone-bulls-head/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Stone Bull's Head." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 29, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9537/urartian-stone-bulls-head/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Stone Bull's Head." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 05 Feb 2023.