The horns: symbol of power An iconographical study in Mesopotamian Art

نوع المستند : المقالة الأصلية


faculty of Archeology –Aswan University


The horns play an important role in the civilizations of the ancient Near East, and in Mesopotamia in particular, where man considered them a symbol of strength and fertility because the animals that possessed them were characterized by these qualities. By the time the man borrows this animal part to indicate his strength as a human. Many modern civilizations believe that the presence of horns on the head point to a primitive demonic origin, while in Mesopotamia it was considered to be a divine and sacred origin.

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