Votive Mace of Gudea

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 August 2017

This votive stone mace head was polished and incised with four lines of cuneiform inscriptions. It was a dedication to the god Igalim by Gudea, ruler of Lagash.
Lagash II period, c. 2150 BCE. From Lagash, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day 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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