The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 5th register

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published on 01 April 2014

Tribute from Qarparunda the Patinean: silver, gold, tin, "fast" bronze, ivory (tusks), and ebony. Patina is modern Antakya, south of Turkey.
From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era, 827 BCE, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. (The British Museum).



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