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Cow's Head Detail, Silver Lyre, Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 March 2014
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The silver cow's head decorating the front has inlaid eyes of shell and lapis lazuli. This lyre was found in the 'Great Death-Pit', one of the graves in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. From Ur, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Early dynastic period, 2600-2400 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. (2014, March 31). Cow's Head Detail, Silver Lyre, Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2454/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Cow's Head Detail, Silver Lyre, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2454/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Cow's Head Detail, Silver Lyre, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2014. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

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