Arms-bearer of Tiglath-pileser III

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2017

This gypsum wall relief depicts a beardless man holding a bow and quiver; this is the "Keeper of the King's Bow". His earring has 3 knob-like projections. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Tiglath-pileser III, circa 728 BCE. From the Central Palace at Nimrud (Kalhu), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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