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Religion and Power: Divine Kingship in the Ancient World and Beyond | Naram-Sin Victory Stelae

Religion and Power: Divine Kingship in the Ancient World and Beyond | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Victory stele of King Naram-Sin of Akkad in horned tiara near a mountain summit, with soldiers. Rose limestone stele BCE) Originally from Mesopotamia - found in Susa, Iran 200 x 105 cm - Sb 4

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Akkad: Sandstone Victory Stele of Naram Sin (Sargon's grandson) king of Akkad, shows him protected by the luminaries of heaven & about to dispatch the last of his enemies, ca 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the c. Restored in 1992 AD.

Possibly Artemis, Mistress of the Animals

This dancing goddess from 3300 years ago is probably the ancient Greek goddess Demeter, or, as the Romans renamed her, Ceres, the source of our word cereal

Offering Stand Larsa, 18th c. BC

Cupholder, Rampant Rams in gold, silver and bronze / Larsa, south of Uruk, Mesopotamia / 2000 BCE / Louvre

Gold Amulet of Lama Old Babylonian (c.2000-1750 BC) This amulet is a representation of the Babylonian goddess Lama wearing a four horned headdress. She holds her hands up pleading on the behalf of the person who dedicated this object in a temple or shrine. She wears a heavy necklace and a special “flounced” garment. Her figure also appears on Mesopotamian cylinder seals. (Source: The British Museum)

Babylonian-Gold Amulet of the Goddess Lama with horned shamanic headdress. She holds her hands up whispering (healing). She also appears on Mesopotamian cylinder seals of the Goddess BCE

Kudurru, grant deed by Neubchadnezzar I (1125-1104 BCE), Sippar, Babylonia. Six registers. Top to bottom: symbols of astral gods; tiaras of great gods gods Anu (sky), Enlil (air), Ea (water); two horned dragons, one carrying spade, attribute of Marduk, other carrying stylus with tablet the attributes of Marduk's son Nabu, god of scribes; goddess Gula with her dog and scorpion-god;   young bull carrying thunderbolt of Adad (storm god), scorpion of Ishharra, lap of Nusku.

Kudurru, grant deed by Neubchadnezzar I BCE), Sippar, Babylonia. Six registers. Top to bottom: symbols of astral gods;

virtual-artifacts: “Female head with rosette diadems Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory ”

Female head with rosette diadems Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory Dimensions: x in. x cm) Classification: Ivory/Bone

Ain Dara . Syria

A few lions from the Syro-Hittite Ain Dara temple, Ain Dara, Syria. This temple dates from approximately 1300 BCE until 740 BCE. Photos taken by Klaus Wagensonner.

Devotional Statue Dating back to 2600 B.C.E. of what scholars believe is a married couple. The gypsum statue was found buried beneath the floor of a shrine at Nippur in Iraq and measures 3 1/2 inches wide at the bottom. The couple originally had feet, and the figures have eyes made of shell and lapis lazuli set in bitumen, a natural cemenlike substance.

Devotional Statue Dating back to 2600 B. of what scholars believe is a married couple. lapis lazuli set in bitumen, a natural cemenlike substance.

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Calculation of the surface area of a terrain at Umma, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Clay tablet. Sumerian, 2100 BCE.  Location: Louvre, (Museum), Paris, France

Calculation of the surface area of a terrain at Umma, Mesopotamia (Iraq) on a clay tablet. Sumerian, c.

Alabaster statue of priestess, dedicated in temple of the goddess Ninni-Zaza, Mari, c. 2400 BCE. Note 'polos' headdress and veil.

Alabaster statue of priestess, dedicated in temple of the goddess Ninni-Zaza, Mari, c. Note 'polos' headdress and veil.

The ancient Statue of Mithra (Collection: Museum of the Louvre, Paris, France).

Goddess Luna (top right corner) paired with the Sun(top left) metop so called "Mithras Tauroctony" - at the Louvre Museum

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