Assyrian Courtiers Carrying the King's Throne

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 August 2017

This gypsum wall panel depicts a procession of Assyrian courtiers and eunuchs carrying the King's throne; only the anterior part of the decorated throne's pole survives. This scene represents a remarkable development in the Assyrian art as the peculiar combination of throne and carriage was attested for the very first time during the reign of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 745-727 BCE). Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 704-689 BCE. This panel was placed on a side wall of a ramp at Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany)



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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