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Wall Relief of Ashurnasirpal II from Nimrud


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 05 June 2019
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This gypsum wall panel came from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II (883 - 859 BCE) at Nimrud. Ths so-called "Standard Inscription" of Ashurnasirpal II runs horizontally across the lower part. The king wears a diadem and holds a bucket in his left hand; the right arm is raised in salutation or prayer gesture. He also wears a below-knee length kilt and a fringed robe. The depicted man may also represent a crown prince. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, in modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period reign of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE). On display at 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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