Wall Relief, Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 November 2015
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This alabaster bas-relief depicts the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II praying in a religious ceremony. The king (right) holds a bowl (filled with a fluid) with his right hand and puts his left hand on his sword hilt. Before him, a royal attendant (or priest) holds a whisk (made of reeds or branches) as part of the ritual. The "Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal II" runs across the relief horizontally. The panel was a donation From the Scottish obstetrician Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870) to the Society of Antiquities of Scotland in 1865 CE. Dr. Simpson was very interested in archaeology. From the north-west palace at Nimrud, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period, 9th century BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 21). Wall Relief, Nimrud. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4178/wall-relief-nimrud/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Wall Relief, Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4178/wall-relief-nimrud/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Wall Relief, Nimrud." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2015. Web. 30 Jul 2021.