Bronze Pazuzu Amulet

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 14 April 2016
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A Pazuzu is a creature from Mesopotamian mytholgy which has a human body, four wings, lion fore-paws, vulture's feet, and rattle snake tail. This amulet has two rings for suspension. Pazuzu was the demon of the southwest wind. Despite his fearsome appearance, Pazuzu was not dangerous to human beings but vital for protection against evil. He was particularly offensive against the demoness Lamashtu. The very sight of him would discourage her from entering bedrooms and harming a mother or a child. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 800-500 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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