Head of a Sumerian Male from Tell Asmar

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 December 2018
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Limestone head of a statue of a Sumerian male; the rest of the body is lost. The eye sockets are empty but might well have been filled in with a white shell or a precious stone set in bitumen. Front view. From the Single-Shrine at the Temple of Abu, Tell Asmar (ancient Eshnunna), Dyala Governorate, Iraq; excavated by the Oriental Institute (Chicago), 1933/1934 CE. Early Dynastic III, c. 2400 BCE. (The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan).

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 10). Head of a Sumerian Male from Tell Asmar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9686/head-of-a-sumerian-male-from-tell-asmar/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of a Sumerian Male from Tell Asmar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9686/head-of-a-sumerian-male-from-tell-asmar/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of a Sumerian Male from Tell Asmar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Dec 2018. Web. 03 Aug 2021.