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Female-Shaped Painted Jar


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 24 November 2018
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This painted jar was shaped like a woman. Female figurines were important in Anatolia. Often, the breasts and thighs were emphasized, suggesting that they represent fertility goddesses. Possibly from Hacilar, South-Western Turkey. Early Chalcolithic (Copper) Age, 6000-5500 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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