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Fragment of a victory stele of Naram-sin

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Fragment of a stele that apparently comemmorated one of Naram-Sin's victories in Anatolia. With two other fragments now in the Baghdad Museum, it depicts a procession of fettered, nude prisoners led by helmeted Akkadian troupes. Originally composed of several registers. The warrior in this...

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Provenance

By 1966: Dr. Elie Borowski collection, Basel; 1966: purchased by the MFA from Dr. Elie Borowski.

Credit Line

Gift of the Guide Foundation and Mrs. Hilary Barrat-Brown

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Akkadian, Akkadian Period, 2334–2154 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Iraq

Dimensions

Height: 33.65 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.893

Medium or Technique

Alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele