Woman Breastfeeding a Child

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 17 February 2015
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Woman Breastfeeding a Child

This woman sits on a low chair and wears a long skirt. The bulk of her hair is in a bun on the back. She looks to her right side (facing her baby). The chest is bare and her baby suckles the right breast. From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2000-1500 BCE. The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, February 17). Woman Breastfeeding a Child. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3638/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Woman Breastfeeding a Child." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 17, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3638/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Woman Breastfeeding a Child." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Feb 2015. Web. 26 May 2020.

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