Mesopotamian Carved Stone with Integral Handle

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

20 February 2018
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This carved grey stone has an integral handle. It was possibly a weight. There are eight compartments decorated with the shapes of eyes and rosettes. The handle imitates basketry and is ornamented with lozenges in relief. The stone might be slate, schist, or shale. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Early Dynastic Period, circa 2500 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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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