Votive Head Mace of La-arab, king of Gutium

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 February 2018

This partially mutilated head mace was inscribed with an Akkadian cuneiform script, which mentions that this stone head mace is a votive offering dedicated by La-arab, king of Gutium. Although they left little evidence of their rule, it appears they the Guti adopted the Mesopotamian culture and religious traditions. From Sippar, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Circa 2150 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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