Male Worshiper from Khafajah at the Iraq Museum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 May 2019
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Statue of a Sumerian male worshiper from the hoard in Nintu Temple V at Khafajah (ancient Tutub), Mesopotamia, Iraq. Early Dynastic period, 2600-2400 BCE. Excavated by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in the 1930s, 8th season. There is bitumen on the hair and beard. The eyes were made of a shell while the pupils were made of lapis lazuli. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, May 25). Male Worshiper from Khafajah at the Iraq Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10790/male-worshiper-from-khafajah-at-the-iraq-museum/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Male Worshiper from Khafajah at the Iraq Museum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 25, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10790/male-worshiper-from-khafajah-at-the-iraq-museum/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Male Worshiper from Khafajah at the Iraq Museum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 May 2019. Web. 26 Oct 2021.