Inscribed Assyrian Corbel

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 June 2016

The shank of this corbel is lost. Otherwise, this hand-like corbel was very exceptionally well made; the fingernails were individually well-demarcated. The cuneiform inscriptions mention the name of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II, reigned 875-865 BCE and one of the damaged lines may indicate that this was a property of the god Enlil. From Nimrud, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period. (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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