Inlaid Shell Goats from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 September 2016

This is part of shell inlay depicting two standing goats, rearing up a tree. This piece possibly was part of a fitting box. Black bitumen paste was used to fill in the background. Excavated by Sir Henry Layard for the Department of Antiquities in Iraq. This object was part of the objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1927-1928. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2600 BCE. From grave PG800 at the Royal Cemetery of Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (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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