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Assyrian archers shooting arrows
Sculpture
Neo-Assyrian Empire, reign of Ashurbanipal (668-627 B.C.)
Limestone with traces of painting

This panel comes from the North Palace at Nineveh. Archers were the most important and numerous corps in the Assyrian army, as appears from artworks depicting battles and sieges, and from the great number of arrows found in archeological excavations.

Provenance: From northern Mesopotamia, Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace
Inventory: Inv. MB 57

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