Alabaster wall panel relief fragment; capture of Ummanaldash, king of Elam; on the left Ummanaldash turns away from a figure who has refused him asylum; an Assyrian officer holds him by the wrist and three other Elamites who have surrendered walk in front; on the right Ummanaldash is being forced into a chariot; to the left a lioness creeps up on a wild goat; the Assyrian pushing Ummanaldash into the chariot has been recut. Alabaster wall panel relief fragment depicting the capture of Ummanaldash, king of Elam: this fragment of a lost composition incorporates a sequence of events in which Ummanaldash appears more than once. A caption explains what is happening. On the left Ummanaldash, with his distinctive high royal hat and long robe, turns back with a reproachful wave towards a figure who is mostly lost but can be seen to be wearing shoes turned up at the toes. This must be one of the mountaineers who have refused him asylum. An Assyrian officer holds Ummanaldash by the wrist, and three other Elamites who have also been surrendered walk in front of the pair, their arms raised imploringly. Another Assyrian leads two horses, perhaps those ridden by the emissaries on their mission. On the right Ummanaldash is being forced into a chariot, and an Assyrian seems to be pulling his beard roughly. The Assyrian pushing Ummanaldash into the chariot has been partly recut. The charioteer waits to drive off to Assyria. The mountainous terrain is represented conventionally by a scale pattern, with stylised trees. Below, to the left, a lioness creeps up on a wild goat. There may be symbolism here, a parallel with the Assyrians ineluctably stalking their prey.
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