Sumerian Woman from Khafajah

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 09 December 2018

Limestone statue of a Sumerian female in a gesture of prayer. The head is lost but the color of a glue, which was used to join the head to the upper chest, is clear. The head was probably removed after some time, for some reason or another. She wears the classical Sumerian flounced garment with a bare right shoulder. There is a rounded dowel hole at the lower surface of the torso. Kh. IV 246, IM46221, SM180. From Khafajah (also Khafaje; ancient Tutub), Dyala Governorate, Iraq; Iraq; excavated by the Oriental Institute (Chicago), 4th season, 1933/1934 CE. Early Dynastic Period, 2900-2350 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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