Copper Alloy Female Mask

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 February 2018

This is a copper alloy mask which was part of a woman's statue. The eye sockets were inlaid. The chin is long and sharp. The forehead continues upward as a central tang (now broken off). There are two holes at the sides of the upper part of the head, which might well have been used to attach horns or a headdress. The overall shape of the face resembles that of a Sherden Warrior. From the Middle East, precise provenance of excavation is unknown. Late Bronze Age II to Iron Age I, 1400- 1150 BCE. (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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