Alabaster wall-panel in relief: this panel probably shows part of two independent compositions, in upper and lower registers. The division between the scenes has been treated flexibly, however, and the river between them could be regarded as belonging to both. Above is a city which is unmistakably Assyrian and may be Nineveh itself. It has massive triple walls with one small postern gate visible; the two outer walls may represent a two-tiered main city wall, while the inner wall surrounded a citadel. At the top, inside the citadel, there is a building decorated with colossal human-headed winged bulls and with columns supported by bases in the shape of lions. The winged bulls are on the facade of the building proper. They are striding, with four visible legs. The three rows below show soldiers from Iran, probably from Elam, on foot, on horses and in carts. They are charging to the right, and give the impression of people in good heart, perhaps setting out on campaign.
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