Funerary Stele from Dascylium

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 May 2018

This is the upper part of a long and narrow stele depicting a funerary cortege in two scenes. In the upper scene, two mourning women walk behind a funeral cart. In the lower scene, a woman and a bearded man sit on a couch. The woman's left hand holds an unidentifiable object, while her right hand receives an egg from the man. The couch is flanked by servants or slaves. On the right, the slave stands in front of a vessel placed on a tripod. On the left, the other slave carries a fruit bowl. Marble. Anatolian-Persian, 5th century BCE. From Dascylium (Ergili, Manyas), in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).



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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