Bust of a Woman from Palmyra

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 June 2016

The Aramaic inscription on this limestone bust of a woman reads "Attai daughter of El'a". The woman wears a Greek chiton, From a funerary relief at Palmyra, modern-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Circa 50-150 CE. (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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