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Commemorative diorite stone stela found at the Marduk Temple, Iraq

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Commemorative diorite stone stela found at the Marduk Temple, Iraq; CC BY-NC-SA by The British Museum.
Museum Number 90834.
Date: 900BC-800BC.
Height: 15 inches
Width: 9 inches
Diameter: 5 inches
Height: 38 centimetres
Width: 27 centimetres
Thickness: 12.7 centimetres

The original description says:

This object has some of the characteristics of a kudurru, including curses on anyone who may deface it, but it was set up in honour of a private individual, an official in the Marduk temple, by his son; the figures represent father and son together; their shaven heads show that they are both priests, it being normal in ancient Mesopotamia for a son to adopt his father’s profession; divine emblems.

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