Statue of Yerah' Azar

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 January 2015
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The inscriptions of this limestone statue mention that the statue belongs to Yerah'Azar, son of Zakir, son of Sanipu. Sanipu is known to have submitted to the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III in the year 733 BCE. The eyes were originally inlaid. The left hand holds a lotus flower (sign of royalty). Traces of red paint can be seen. From modern-day Amman, Jordan. 8th century BCE. Jordan Archeological Museum, Amman, Jordan.

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, January 23). Statue of Yerah' Azar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3547/statue-of-yerah-azar/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Yerah' Azar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3547/statue-of-yerah-azar/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Yerah' Azar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2015. Web. 31 Jul 2021.