Assyrian soldiers carrying stools, part of the booty from a conquered city
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Assyrian soldiers carrying stools, part of the booty from a conquered city

From Nineveh (Kuiunjik), South-West Palace of Sennacherib; Room 48, slab 12.
704-681 BC
Alabaster limestone.
Height 39.5 cm.
cat. 14983

Fragment of a relief from Room 48 of the South-West Palace of Sennacherib belonging to a large sculptured image illustrating the taking of a city of the West (probably somewhere in Syria) by the Assyrian army. The two soldiers are part of a procession of armed men who, leaving the gate of the city, carry furnishings and fittings as booty.