The tents of the Arabs in the desert burned by the Assyrian soldiers
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The tents of the Arabs in the desert burned by the Assyrian soldiers

From Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace of Assurbanipal, from the "Arab room"
680-636 BC
Alabastrine limestone.
Height 39 cm.
cat. 14997

Fragment of a relief that was part of a more extensive sculptural illustration that celebrates the victories of Assurbanipal against the Nomads of the Syrian-Arabian desert and, in particular, against the first Arab tribes known in the region. A dromedary and a tent that is being burned can be identified.