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The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender

Before Islam:  Mesopotamia

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Cylinder Seal Depicting a Childbirth Scene

Cylinder Seal Depicting a Childbirth Scene

This seal depicts a contest scene (featuring men and lions) in the upper register, and what may be a childbirth scene in the lower register. The latter shows a pregnant woman lying on a bed, or table, surrounded by attendants.

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