Fragment of a Vessel from Khafajah

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 September 2019
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This fragment was part of a vessel made of solid greenstone. The surviving segment shows a multitude of exotic animals and birds in addition to a hero, flanked by two animals (lions?), standing before a temple facade. Probably, this scene represents a Sumerian myth. From Khafajah (ancient Tutub), Diyala, Iraq. Early Dynastic period, 2600-2400 BCE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

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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. (2019, September 17). Fragment of a Vessel from Khafajah. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11198/fragment-of-a-vessel-from-khafajah/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Fragment of a Vessel from Khafajah." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 17, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11198/fragment-of-a-vessel-from-khafajah/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Fragment of a Vessel from Khafajah." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Sep 2019. Web. 28 Oct 2021.