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Sumerian Votive Plaque
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Sumerian Votive Plaque

A votive plaque of white marble. The lower part shows two men carrying a large jar (probably filled with beer) and another man in front of them seems to steer an animal from behind, perhaps a cow or horse. At the upper part there are two...
Ruins of Ur
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Ruins of Ur

Ruins in the Town of Ur, Southern Iraq.
Sumerian Worshipper Statue
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Sumerian Worshipper Statue

A statue of a Sumerian worshipper. Marble, early dynastic period, 2800-2300 BCE, Mesopotamia, Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.
Inscribed Stand Head of Entemena
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Inscribed Stand Head of Entemena

The cuneiform inscription on this stand's head mentions the name of Entemena, ruler of Lagash. Early Dynastic Period, c. 2400 BCE. From Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).
Obelisk of Ur-Nanshe from Lagash
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Obelisk of Ur-Nanshe from Lagash

This large white limestone obelisk was found in Lagash, southern Mesopotamia, in modern-day Iraq. All of the 4 aspects of the obelisk were carved, in reliefs, with different scenes. The frontal surface depicts the Sumerian goddess Nisaba...
Stamped Brick From Borsippa
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Stamped Brick From Borsippa

A stamped mud-brick with a cuneiform inscription. From the ziggurat and temple of God of Nabu Borsippa, Babel Governorate, Iraq. The temple and ziggurat were destroyed in 484 BCE during the suppression of a revolt against the Achaemenid king...
Golden Earrings From King Shulgi
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Golden Earrings From King Shulgi

A pair of golden earrings with the shape of a half pumpkin. The overlying decorative cuneiform inscriptions mention that these earrings were a gift from King Shulgi. Mesopotamia, new Sumerian era, Ur III, reign of King Shulgi, 2029-1982...
Gudea of Lagash
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Gudea of Lagash

Seating diorite statue of Gudea, prince of Lagash, dedicated to the god Ningishzida, c. 2120 BC (neo-Sumerian period). Excavated in Telloh (ancient Girsu), Iraq. On display at the Louve, Department of Oriental antiquities, Richelieu, ground...
Bull Inlay from Sumer
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Bull Inlay from Sumer

An alabaster inlay of a bull. Early dynastic period, 2750-2300 BCE. From Sumer, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland).
Sumerian Man Holding a Pole
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Sumerian Man Holding a Pole

This fragment of a stone inlay was found in Kish. It depicts an incised design of a man wearing the typical Sumerian long robe, carrying a pole on his shoulder. This is probably from a battle scene. The overall depiction of this man is very...
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