Votive Mace Head of Shulgi

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2018

This marble votive mace head was inscribed with a cuneiform text. The text says that this mace head is a dedication on behalf of Shulgi, a king of Ur III, to the god Meslamtaea, or Nergal. From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Sumerian Period, reign of Shulgi, 2094-2047 BCE. (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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