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The Mask of Warka, also known as the 'Lady of Uruk' ca 3100 BCE is one of the earliest representations of the human face. The carved marble female face is probably a depiction of Goddess Inana Mesopotamia Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Artifacts, Uruk City, Ancient Art

Female Head, from Uruk (Warka), Iraq. ca. 3200-3000 BCE. Limestone, height 20.3 cm. Iraq Museum, Baghdad.

The reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Ishtar_Gate_at_Berlin_Museum. Ancient Near East, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Beauty, Bagdad, Gate Of Babylon, Babylon Iraq, Babylon King

Ishtar Gate, from Babylon, Iraq. ca. 575 BCE. Glazed brick originally 12.2 m high. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussicher Kulturbesitz, Vorderasiatisches Museum.

Sargon I of Akkad (reign: The people he ruled, the Akkadians, were Semites. Sargon I was the first imperialist, waging successful war against the Sumerians; he united the Semitic people and the city-states of Sumeria into a single empire. Oriental, Ancient Near East, Bagdad, Sumerian, Civilization, Art History, Empire, The Past, Copper

Head of An Akkadian Ruler, from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), Iraq. ca. 2250-2200 BCE. Copper, height 12 inches. Iraq Museum, Baghdad.

sumerian art - Sök på, a Babylonian demon god appearing to be holding down the tree of life. (this would seem to give credence to the Sumerian texts about the Annunaki Alien race genetically manipulating humans into a slave race). Art History Timeline, Ancient Near East, Ancient Beauty, Sumerian, Farm Yard, Prehistory, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Civilizations, British Museum

Goat in Thicket (Ram and Tree), one of the pair from the Great Death Pit in the Royal Cemetery of Ur, Muqaiyir, Iraq. ca. 2600. Wood, gold, lapis lazuli, height 20 inches (50.8 cm). University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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Painted Beaker, from Susa, ca. 4000 BCE. 28.3 cm. Musee du Louvre, Paris.

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Head of Gudea, from Lagash (Telloh), Iraq. ca. 2100 BCE. Diorite, height 23.2 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912. 26.289.

Bull’s Lyre, soundbox, from “The Kings Grave” tomb. Epic Beard, Lapis Lazuli, Art History, Egyptian, Museum, Antiques, Gold, Beards, Pennsylvania

Bull Lyre, from the tomb of Queen Pu-abi, Ur (Muqaiyir), Iraq. ca. 2600 BCE. Wood with gold, lapis lazuli, bitumen, and shell, reassembled in modern wood support. University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Ivory plaque depicting a winged sphinx Phoenician, century BC, Found at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq British Museum Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Greek, British Museum, Sphinx, Ancient Near East

Phoenician ivory plaque depicting a winged sphinx, found at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud, Northern Iraq, ca. 8th century BCE. The British Museum, London.

Fugitives crossing River, from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal Nimrud (Calah) Iraq. The British Museum, London. British Museum, North West, Palace, River, London, Painting, Art, Art Background, Painting Art

Fugitives crossing River, from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal 2, Nimrud (Calah) Iraq. ca. 883-859 BCE. Alabaster, height approx. 98 cm. The British Museum, London.

Babylonian deed of sale. This deed graphically shows the impressions made by the stylus in the soft clay. Department of Western Asiatic Antiques, No. The British Museum, London. British Museum, Clay, Stylus, Antiques, Folk, London, Spring, Google, Image

Babylonian deed of sale. ca. 1750 BCE. This deed graphically shows the impressions made by the stylus in the soft clay. Department of Western Asiatic Antiques, No. 33236. The British Museum, London.

These little statues were put into Sumerian temples as a replacement for worshippers who were busy going about their lives. Ancient Near East, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Sumerian King List, Statues, Ancient Egypt

Statues from the Abu Temple, Tell Asmar, Iraq. ca. 2700-2500 BCE. Limestone, alabaster, and gypsum, height of tallest figure approx. 30 inches (76.3 cm). Iraq Museum, Baghdad, and The Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago.