Miscellaneous Items from The Royal Tombs of Ur - Mystery Item. Height: 21 centimetres (8.26 inches). Width: 19.5 centimetres (7.67 inches). Made of stone, it is decorated with the eye motif and the eight-pointed rosettes that were so meaningful to the Sumerians. It is similar to a woven reed basket, like the kind depicted on cylinder seals. Another example was found in Iran. The purpose of this object isn't known.
Anu1. In Sumerian mythology, Anu (also An; from Sumerian An, "sky, heaven") was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions.
Ashur, a Sumerian sky god who was also adopted as the head deity of the Assyrian pantheon. Ashur is pictured as a man riding within a winged sun disc that is almost identical to the one associated with the Shemsu Hor. It is worth remembering that the original Egyptian rendering of Osiris is Ausur, which for all intents and purposes is the same word as Ashur.
The goddess Ishtar of the morning star of Venus escorted by 2 Apkallu, sages or angels.
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Stone Bag Mystery Solved! In Neo-Assyrian art these bird-headed "genies," as they were long described, are now known to be apkallu, "bird-apkallu," mixed-feature exorcists and creatures of protection created by the god Ea. They traditionally served as advisors to kings. Their association with sacred trees, as they are often portrayed, remains somewhat perplexing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lanpernas2/8606000868/
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