Hammurabi and Shamash

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Mbzt
published on 26 April 2012

Hammurabi (standing), depicted as receiving his royal insignia from Shamash. Hammurabi holds his hands over his mouth as a sign of prayer (relief on the upper part of the stele of Hammurabi's code of laws).

Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Room 3: Mésopotamie, IIe millénaire avant J.-C.. Richelieu, ground floor.

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