Painted Votive Statue of a Woman, Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 February 2018
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Traces of red paint can still be seen on the ears and chest of this woman. Her eyes might well have been inlaid but the eyes' irises are now lost. The woman's necklace is similar to that worn by the Queen of the Night (Burney) Relief. Old Babylonian Period, 2000-1750 BCE. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day 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. (2018, February 23). Painted Votive Statue of a Woman, Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8096/painted-votive-statue-of-a-woman-ur/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Votive Statue of a Woman, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 23, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8096/painted-votive-statue-of-a-woman-ur/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Painted Votive Statue of a Woman, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2021.