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A Warrior God from Hatra


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 10 April 2015
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Only the upper part of this alabaster slab has survived. It depicts a male figure in relief, represented en face, very probably a warrior god, holding his sword's hilt with his left hand. He wears a necklace and there are two braids of hair above his shoulder. It is not obvious whether his head is horned or not. From the 5th temple at Hatra, in modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. 2nd to 3rd century CE. On display at the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan

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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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