Mesopotamian Ceramic Objects Used in Magical Liturgy

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published on 30 January 2014

Three rounded ceramic objects with saw-teeth like margins. They have small holes on both ventral and dorsal aspects. Upon moving them, a sound comes out as if there is a small object inside them. May have been used in religious, sorcery,or magical liturgy. Mesopotamia, old Babylonian era, 2000-1500 BCE, Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Board-certified consultant neurologist and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm is very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artefacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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