Ceramic Stemmed Dish from Ur

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 February 2018

This offering stand has a hollow trunk with two long vertical slots at the sides. There is an incised decoration around the stem, typical of Sumerian art; plants indicative of fertility and doorposts found on temple facades and in religious scenes. From the Royal Cemetery at Ur, grave PG 87, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Early Dynastic Period, 2600-2400 BCE. Part of objects allotted to the British Museum from Ur excavation season 1927-1928 CE. (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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