Darband-i Basara Rock Relief

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by The Sulaymaniyah Museum
published on 01 June 2018

This rock relief lies within Darband-i Basara, which transects the upper part of Qaradagh Mountain Ridge. The rock relief is composed of two separate scenes. The main scene is within the sunken square area and a minor scene was carved on the right, outside of this square (the contours of the standing figure of this minor scene was demarcated using white chalk). The white gypsum is modern and was part of the work of making a replica by the Directorate of Antiquities of Sulaymaniyah; this image was taken on April 25, 2002 CE. The main scene is thought to be Lulubian. Recent images of the relief reveal modern white and yellow paints, which are not seen here. Late 3rd millennium to early 2nd millennium BCE. Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq. Photo courtesy The Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraq.

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