Woman Holding a Daf

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2015
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This terracotta statuette depicts a nude woman. She holds a daf (dap) in front of her bare chest. She wears a prominent collar and bracelets. The pubic area is highlighted. From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Early dynastic period, 2800-2300 BCE. The Sulaimaniya Museum, 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. (2015, February 26). Woman Holding a Daf. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3649/woman-holding-a-daf/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Woman Holding a Daf." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 26, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3649/woman-holding-a-daf/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Woman Holding a Daf." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Feb 2015. Web. 28 Oct 2021.