Funerary Stele of Two Boys from Palmyra

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 May 2018

The two young boys were represented frontally and are of a similar height. They wear the same type of clothes. The boy on the left side holds a bunch of grapes in each hand. The boy on the right grasps the left wrist of the right boy and there is a bird on his left hand. Limestone. Roman Period, second century CE. From Palmyra, in modern-day Syria. (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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