Saturday, February 17, 2007
Six pointed Star on a gold seal
Courtesy of Noreen Feeney (c) 2011
I already wrote about a hexagram that was found on the black obelisk in Nimrud in northern Iraq, but it isn't clear if it has six or seven points and it is not made of two equilateral triangles. From the same excavation we have a perfect hexagram in a perfect condition, which nobody can deny, in the Treasure of Nimrud. It is one of 613 items of gold jewelry and precious stones that were dated to the 8th and 9th century B.C. found In 1991 by Iraqi archaeologist Muzahim Mahmu. Its six triangles are made of gold dots and they encircle a ring of gold dots which encircles a gold disc.
Treasure of Nimrud exhibition was supposed to arrive to Washington this month including an amazing gold hexagram. (See picture number 383 by Noreen Feeney from Iraq Museum International).
I read the excavators' book
Hussein, Muzahim Mahmoud Nimrud: a city of golden treasures Al-Huriyah Printing House, 2000
All the items appear there except for our hexagram - Guess why...