Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South Face, West End]

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South Face, West End]

This scene is part of a long tributary one where the king receives Chaldean tribute from Musallim-Marduk, son of Ukani. Here, the Assyrian king, Shalmaneser III (r. 858 - 824 BCE), stands and his left hand rests on the tip of his bow while the right hand (grasping a pair of arrows) is raised in salute. The king is surrounded by his attendants. The king is represented as the tallest figure in the group, occupying the full height of the panel.

This dais was found in the eastern end of the throne room (T1) at Fort Shalmaneser in the city of Nimrud (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq) in 1962 CE. The front and sides of the dais were carved in relief depicting various tributary scenes. The dais was completed around 846-845 BCE (and that would be the king's 13th year of reign). During the ransacking of the Iraq Museum in April 2003 CE, this object was not vandalized and remained intact. It is on display at the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, May 11). Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South Face, West End]. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10529/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South Face, West End]." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 11, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10529/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South Face, West End]." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 May 2019. Web. 10 Aug 2020.

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