Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Clay figurines, Mesopotamia

Naked woman with long hair, probably from Northern Mesopotamia (=Syria), c. 2000 BC
Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto

To the right: goddess figure, Northern Syria, 2000-1600 BC
Allard Pierson Museum - Amsterdam
Bronze Age, 2300-2000 BC, from Northern Mesopotamia (=Syria) Euphrates region
Musées Royaux d'art et d'histoire, Brussels

Photos from the exhibition Before the deluge, Mesopotamia 3500-2100 BC
On display at CaixaForum Madrid,  from March 27 to June 30 2013

The history of Ancient Near East civilizations is fascinating. Did you know that this people "drew" the plans of houses : 

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