God and Goddess from Mesopotamia

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 February 2015

The upper halves of these terracotta plaques have survived. Both, the male figure (on the left, who has a long beard) and the female figure (on the right, with bare breast) wear a horned headdress (symbol of divinity) and appear to hold a long bar in both hands. From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Old-Babylonian period, 2000-1500 BCE. The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq.



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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