Stela of Shamshi-Adad V

Illustration

by The British Museum
published on 20 January 2017

The limestone Stela of Shamshi-Adad V. Neo-Assyrian, 815-811 BCE. The king is shown giving a gesture of blessing before five divine symbols: Anu's three-horned crown (top), a winged-disk, disk and crescent, fork, and Ishtar's 8-pointed star. Height: 1.95 m (British Museum, London)

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