God and Goat from Hatra

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 June 2019
God and Goat from Hatra

This marble slab carved in raised relief was originally set into a base of an object with Aramaic inscription. It shows a winged and bearded male deity holding a dagger in his right hand and is about to slaughter a goat; he holds the right horn of the goat with his left hand. A snake appears behind the deity. From the 5th temple at Hatra, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. Parthian period, 1st to 3rd century CE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.


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. (2019, June 04). God and Goat from Hatra. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10860/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "God and Goat from Hatra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 04, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10860/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "God and Goat from Hatra." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Jun 2019. Web. 17 Aug 2019.

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