Elamite Archer

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 October 2014

A fragment of an alabster bas-relief which depicts an Elamite archer (in a war scene?). This is an enemy of Assyria. He is identified by his headband, hair style, and trimmed beard. The Elamites, in modern-day Western Iran, were conquered by the Assyrian army in 639 BCE. From Kuyunjik (modern-day Ninawa Governorate, Iraq). Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurbanipal, 668-627 BCE. The Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.



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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