Head of Ewe Figurine

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 July 2014

Sheep played an important role in the ancient Sumerian economy. Images and figurines of sheep were especially common during the late prehistoric era in Uruk. This piece was probably decorating a shrine or a temple. From the late Uruk period, 3300-3000 BCE. Probably from Uruk, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum).



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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