Parthian Sandstone Stele from Ashur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 May 2018
Parthian Sandstone Stele from Ashur

The man depicted on the stele was represented frontally. He raises his right arm while his left hand holds what appears to be a staff. A sword hangs down at his left waist. The divine emblems of Ishtar and Sin were placed above his left shoulder. Parthian, 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. From Ashur (Assur), Northern Mesopotamia, in modern-day Iraq. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, May 06). Parthian Sandstone Stele from Ashur. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8723/

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