Kneeling Winged-Bull from Urartu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
Kneeling Winged-Bull from Urartu

This is a bronze furniture-fitting (probably of a stool) of a kneeling or a recumbent winged-bull. It was originally inlaid and gilded. There is a dowel for attachment at the lower surface. From Toprakkale, Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, late 8th century 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 29). Kneeling Winged-Bull from Urartu. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9547/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Kneeling Winged-Bull from Urartu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 05 Dec 2019.

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