Tribute Bearers Before Ashurnasirpal II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 September 2015
Tribute Bearers Before Ashurnasirpal II

This alabaster bas-relief was placed on the facade of the throne room. It depicts 2 men as tribute bearers. The one of the left wears a turban of a kind worn in the north-west Syrian territories; he raises his hands in token of submission. The second man behind him, most likely a Phoenician, brings a pair of monkeys. The Assyrian kings, in general, enjoyed exotic animals. The "standard inscription" of Ashurnasirpal II runs horizontally across the relief. From court D, panel 7, the north-west palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu; Biblical Calah). From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period, 865-860 BCE. The British Museum, London.


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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. (2015, September 13). Tribute Bearers Before Ashurnasirpal II. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4070/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Tribute Bearers Before Ashurnasirpal II." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Sep 2015. Web. 21 Oct 2019.

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