The Investiture of Zimri-Lim

Illustration

by Marie-Lan Nguyen
published on 19 January 2016

This fresco mural depicts Zimri-Lim, the last king of Mari. It was likely created c. 1775 BCE when Zimri-Lim regained the throne of Mari for the Amorite "Lim Dynasty" from Shamsi-Adad's son, Yasmakh-Adad. The mural depicts Zimri-Lim receiving his divine right to rule from Ishtar.

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