Statue of a Girl Playing Knucklebones

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 October 2019
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Statue of a Girl Playing Knucklebones

The motif of the seated young girl dates back to a late Hellenistic model, which in the Roman version, was supplemented by the game gesture. The knucklebones (astragalus) game are often also depicted on funerary reliefs and the portrait-like features of the girl indicate a sepulchral purpose of the sculpture. Marble. Around 150 CE, head around 200 CE. From the Eastern slope of Caelian Hill in Rome, Italy. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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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, October 30). Statue of a Girl Playing Knucklebones. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11400/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Statue of a Girl Playing Knucklebones." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 30, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11400/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Statue of a Girl Playing Knucklebones." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 30 Oct 2019. Web. 03 Jul 2020.

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