Circular Stone Vessel From Tarbisu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 October 2014

A fragment of a circular stone vessel which was dedicated to the temple of God Nergal by a high official. The carved scenes in low relief depict the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III on his knees before a central object (lost), probably a sacred tree. However, it is very likely the central object was Nergal himself, as there is a remnant of an eagle-like foot. From the temple of Nergal at Tarbisu (modern-day Sherif Khan, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq), northern Mesopotamia. 9th century BCE. (The British Museum, London).



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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