Statue of Prince Nihra from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 June 2019
Statue of Prince Nihra from Hatra

A statue of Nihra, the son of Sanatruq I of Hatra (reigned c. 140 - 180 CE). Nihra's right arm is raised in salutation while the left hand holds a palm branch. He wears an elegant and exquisitely carved dress. The feet are lost. The statue was found in the Great Temple, exactly opposite to Abdsamiyah's (his older brother) statue; the base was intact and inscribed in Aramaic (mentioning his name, Nihra). From Hatra, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. Parthian period, Late 2nd century CE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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, June 04). Statue of Prince Nihra from Hatra. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10852/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Statue of Prince Nihra from Hatra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 04, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10852/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Statue of Prince Nihra from Hatra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Jun 2019. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

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