A Votive Statue of a Female Torso

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 July 2014

This is a fragment of a female votive statue and was carved from diorite. The site and date of excavation are unknown. This piece was purchased from Captain H. V. Cowley in 1896 CE. Neo-Sumerian period, Ur III, 2100-2000 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).



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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