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Sumerian Votive Plaque


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 30 January 2014
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A votive plaque of white marble. The lower part shows two men carrying a large jar (probably filled with beer) and another man in front of them seems to steer an animal from behind, perhaps a cow or horse. At the upper part there are two seated figures (a man and a woman) sitting in front of each other holding two glasses and drinking something (very likely beer) in "a cheers action". Early dynastic period, 2900-2300 BCE. From Ur, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan).

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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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