The Lioness Woman from Tell Zar'a

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 February 2019
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This figurine is a combination of the Syrian goddess Astarte with the Egyptian Hathor-Sekhmet. The head is formed so that the front shows the face of a woman while the side view is the profile of a lioness. The goddesses were associated with the lioness in the Levantine and Egyptian mythologies. Iron Age II, 10th to 9th century BCE. From Tell Zar'a in northwestern Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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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. (2019, February 19). The Lioness Woman from Tell Zar'a. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10087/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "The Lioness Woman from Tell Zar'a." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 19, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10087/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "The Lioness Woman from Tell Zar'a." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Feb 2019. Web. 28 Sep 2020.

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