High-Ranking Assyrian Officials

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 08 April 2019

This almost 3 meter high alabaster bas-relief depicts 4 high-ranking Assyrian officials or dignitaries, stepping forward to greet the Assyrian king, Sargon II. Leading them is the Assyrian Turtanu (not shown here), who should first meet and greet the king. The first two still hold their swords on their side. This relief is part of a long tributary scene, where the king stands majestically, waiting to receive the tribute from Urartu (modern-day Armenia). From the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. On display at Room X of the Iraqi 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, April 08). High-Ranking Assyrian Officials. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10386/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "High-Ranking Assyrian Officials." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10386/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "High-Ranking Assyrian Officials." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2019. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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