Decorative Wall Console, Kalhu

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 September 2017

A decorative wall console in the form of clenched hand. The surface is not inscribed. Similar "Hands of Ishtar" were found in Kalhu of Mesopotamia, which were used as corbels but these were inscribed. 9th to 7th century BCE. From Sam'al/Zincirli, modern-day Southern Turkey. (Pergamon Museum in 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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