Temple Graffiti: Animals and Plants

Graffito T20. Animal – Quadruped

Graffito T20

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An unknown quadruped facing right. This animal has an unusually long head decorated with vertical lines. With short legs, a long body, and short tail, it may be meant to represent a donkey, but this animal also resembles rock art depictions of hippopotami and pigs. Below the ancient graffito, a recent Arabic inscription spells the name Muwayyid.

  • Kurru ID number: 004
  • Location: Column A12-3:3, northwest face
  • Dimensions (H × W): 12 × 22 cm