Babylonian Statue of Enki


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 18 September 2019
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A statue of Ea, the Akkadian god of water (related to the Sumerian god Enki). Ea is enthroned and holds a cup in his left hand, the right hand has been lost to time. He is accompanied by two creatures (half human and half fish) reclining at the throne base. Confiscated in the 1990s; illegally excavated by plunderers. Probably from Nasiriyah, Southern Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2004-1595 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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