Bowl with Neptune, Inveresk

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 November 2015

Neptune was god of the oceans, freshwater, and seas (he was the counterpart of the Greek god Posiedon). The outer surface of this bowl was decorated with Neptune and a merman on his left and dolphin and Jupiter to his right. From Inveresk, Scotland, late 1st century to late 2nd century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)



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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