Shells Containing Cosmetic Pigments from Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 February 2018
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These three bi-valve shells contain red, green, and black cosmetic pigments. Traces of green pigment are visible below the black pigment. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2600 BCE. From the Royal Cemetery at Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, February 21). Shells Containing Cosmetic Pigments from Ur. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8120/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Shells Containing Cosmetic Pigments from Ur." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Feb 2018. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

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