Votive Mace Head from Lagash

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2018

This mace head was inscribed with a cuneiform text. The text says that the mace is dedicated to the god Kindazi by the lady Ninkagina, both on her own behalf and that of Nam-mahani, who was a king of Lagash. The mace head itself has a name, which should inspire potency in the king. From Lagash, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Sumerian Period, reign of Nam-mahani, circa 2100 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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