Assyrian archers shooting arrows

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Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Neo-Assyrian Empire, reign of Ashurbanipal (668-627 B.C.)
Material and technique: 
Limestone with traces of painting
Origin: 
From northern Mesopotamia, Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 57
Collection: 

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.

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