Standing God on a Bull from Urartu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
Standing God on a Bull from Urartu

This is a bronze furniture-fitting (probably of a corner of a throne or bed). A god wearing a fringed robe stands on a recumbent bull. It was originally inlaid and gilded. 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). Standing God on a Bull from Urartu. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9551/

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