Berlin: Palace relief from Ninevah



The preserved alabaster (above) is a palace relief from Ninevah dating to 650 BC. The scene depicted is from the campaign of Assyrian King Ashurbanipal (668-627 BC) against the Elamite city Hamanu. The depiction shows an Assyrian charioteer and archer protected from enemy attacks by shield bearers. The relief is on display in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.