Stone Hair and Headdress of the God Lamma

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 July 2014
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On the back of this piece, there are cuneiform inscriptions that mention that this headdress was commissioned by a Bau-Ninam on behalf of King Shulgi of Ur. It is most likely that this headdress was to be put on the god Lamma. Neo-Sumerian period, Ur III, reign of King Shulgi, 2094-2047 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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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. (2014, July 26). Stone Hair and Headdress of the God Lamma. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2858/stone-hair-and-headdress-of-the-god-lamma/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Hair and Headdress of the God Lamma." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2858/stone-hair-and-headdress-of-the-god-lamma/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stone Hair and Headdress of the God Lamma." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2014. Web. 21 Oct 2021.