Gypsum wall panel relief: The King, Tiglath-Pileser III, receives his 'vizier'. King, 'vizier' and attendants have fringed tunics, with enigmatic rings hanging at the king's and 'vizier's' waist. The king here holds his bow horizontally, and the 'vizier' is followed only by the beardless attendant. The beardless courtier standing behind the king carries his weapons, a spare bow, the quiver equipped with fringes, and the mace. According to Layard, these figures were all about three feet eight inches high.
© The Trustees of the British Museum
Using this image
To license images for charged-for journals and publications, and other commercial uses, please contact British Museum Images.
Contact BM images
The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.
Download this image
If you cannot see an image that you want on the British Museum website, you can order new photography from us.
Order new image