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Assyrian Gallery: Khorsabad
Reliefs from the palace of king Sargon II of Assyria (721-705 B.C.) line this alcove. To the left is a scene of men presenting images of walled cities, perhaps symbolizing the surrender of their towns to the ruler. Grooms leading stallions ornamented with plumed headdresses are shown on the relief to the right. Horses were an important part of tribute delivered to the Assyrian kings by their vanquished foes. Opposite is the alcove with objects from ancient Israel and Palestine.
Revised: February 19, 2007