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017527

Lion's head From the Temple of Ninhursag, Tell al-'Ubaid, southern Iraq, About 2600-2400 BC. A guardian figure for the temple discovered in 1919 at the small site of Tell al-'Ubaid, close to the remains of the city of Ur. The head, made of sheet copper over a bitumen core, was found beside the platform-stairs. It had been damaged by the weight of the brickwork which had probably fallen from the temple on top.

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Lion's head From the Temple of Ninhursag, Tell al-'Ubaid, southern Iraq, About 2600-2400 BC. A guardian figure for the temple discovered in 1919 at the small site of Tell al-'Ubaid, close to the remains of the city of Ur. The head, made of sheet copper over a bitumen core, was found beside the platform-stairs. It had been damaged by the weight of the brickwork which had probably fallen from the temple on top.