Alabaster Panel from the Central Palace of Tiglath-pileser III

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published on 31 March 2014

This alabaster panel was part of the decorative scheme of the palace of King Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 745-727 BCE) at Kalhu. The king is shown in his chariot, while in another scene above Assyrian soldiers drive out prisoners and flocks from a fortified city, Astartu. The band of cuneiform across the middle relates part of Tiglath-pileser's account of his building and military achievements, but has no direct relation to the scenes depicted.

From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, northern Iraq.
Neo-Assyrian era, c. 730-727 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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