Attendant God Dedicated to Nabu

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by The Trustees of the British Museum
published on 10 January 2017

Limestone statue of attendant god dedicated to Nabu by Adad-Nirari III and Sammuramat. The figure was dedicated to Nabu, the god of learning, in the temple of Ezida at Calah by the governor of Calah and other cities, for the life of the king and of his consort Sammuramat (probably the original of the legendary Semiramis), of the donor and of the people under his rule. The unjustified inference has been drawn that this figure represented Nabu, but it clearly represents an attendant of the kind found in the prophylactic terracotta figurines.

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