Statue of a Female Sumerian Worshipper from Khafajah [Detail]

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 December 2018
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Detail of a limestone statue of a Sumerian female in a gesture of prayer. The eye sockets were filled in with white shell set in bitumen. She wears a Sumerian garment with a bare right shoulder. Front view. From the Temple of Sin, Khafajah (also Khafaje; ancient Tutub), Dyala Governorate, Iraq; excavated by the Oriental Institute (Chicago), 4th season, 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). Statue of a Female Sumerian Worshipper from Khafajah [Detail]. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9695/statue-of-a-female-sumerian-worshipper-from-khafaj/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Female Sumerian Worshipper from Khafajah [Detail]." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9695/statue-of-a-female-sumerian-worshipper-from-khafaj/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Female Sumerian Worshipper from Khafajah [Detail]." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Dec 2018. Web. 02 Dec 2021.

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