Elamite Dog Amulet of the goddess Gula. In ancient Elam, the the dog was related to the goddess Gula, as sacred animals. As the goddess of healing and patroness of doctors, these gold amulet dogs had healing powers.
Sumerian ("native tongue") is the language of ancient Sumer, which was spoken in southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) from at least the millennium BC. During the millennium BC, there developed a very intimate cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians
Mesopotamian Gold Hair Rings/Earrings, Early Dynastic ML BC Spiral coiled times, incised and punched with rows of dotted circles divided by incised lines; mounted as earrings with modern gold earwires.