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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 October 2014

A copper-alloy amulet of Pazuzu; the king of the demons of the wind. He has a human body, 4 wings, lion forepaws, vulture's feet, and rattle snake tail. Pazuzu is often depicted with his right hand pointing upward and left hand pointing downward. Very often, Pazuzu was depicted in amulets; he drives away other bad spirits and protects humans, although he is an evil spirit. The amulet has 2 rings for suspension. Neo-Assyrian period, 911-612 BCE. (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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Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2014, October 13). Pazuzu Amulet. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Pazuzu Amulet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2014.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Pazuzu Amulet." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2014. Web. 26 Apr 2019.

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