Assyrian Eunuch from Khorsabad at the Iraq Museum

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2019

This image shows a detail of an almost-3-meter high alabaster bas-relief from the Palace of the Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). This is an Assyrian eunuch, holding a cup; its bottom is in the shape of a lion. He wears earrings, armlets, and bracelets. The musculature of the left forearm is highlighted. Circa 710 BCE. It is on display at the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, March 21). Assyrian Eunuch from Khorsabad at the Iraq Museum. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10278/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Eunuch from Khorsabad at the Iraq Museum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10278/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Eunuch from Khorsabad at the Iraq Museum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2019. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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