Carved Ivory from Sam'al

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2017

Ivory during the early ion age at Sam'al was used to decorate precious furniture and cosmetics boxes and most of them, when found, were burnt and charcolized by fire. Egyptianized scenes were the predominant ones. 9th to 7th century BCE. From Sam'al/Zincirli, modern-day Southern Turkey. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)



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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