Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South-West Re-entrant, W. Face]

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South-West Re-entrant, W. Face]

This scene is part of a long tributary one where the Shalmaneser III (r. 858-824 BCE) receives Chaldean tribute from Musallim-Marduk, son of Ukani.

This is the end of the procession. The first pair of men carry shallow vessels with high looped handles and balks of wood of a different shape from those seen earlier; the two types presumably represent the ebony and the mulberry wood of the inscription. The second pair of men carry tusks of ivory over their shoulders and button-based buckets in their hands. The last pair also bear objects (probably elephants hide).

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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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 10). Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South-West Re-entrant, W. Face]. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10533/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South-West Re-entrant, W. Face]." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 10, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10533/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Throne Dais of Shalmaneser III [South-West Re-entrant, W. Face]." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 May 2019. Web. 04 Aug 2020.

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