Inscribed Part of a Mesopotamian Hound

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 August 2017

This is the hindquarter of a terracotta statue of a sitting dog. The inscription mentions that it was dedicated to the goddess of healing, Gula, by an official, Ninurta-resushu, for his king Nazi-maruttash. The goddess Gula was usually shown with/represented by her dog. Circa 1300 BCE. Probably from Sippar, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum, London)



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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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