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Figurine from Tell es-Sawwan


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 17 September 2019
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This small marble figurine was found at Tell es-Sawwan. Probably, it represents a mother goddess. The eyes are inlaid with shells set in bitumen. Tell es-Sawwan is an ancient archaeological site in Saladin Province (about 110 Km north of Baghdad) and is associated with the Samarra culture. 6000-5800 BCE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

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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, September 17). Figurine from Tell es-Sawwan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Figurine from Tell es-Sawwan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 17, 2019.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Figurine from Tell es-Sawwan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Sep 2019. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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