Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP (Glasg)
published on 31 March 2014
This stela came from the Temple of Marduk in Babylon. It is a commemorative monument set up in honour of a private individual called Adad-Etir. He was an official in the temple, known as 'the dagger bearer', and this stela was erected by his son Marduk-balassu-iqbi. The figures carved in relief on the front represent the father and son together. Their shaven heads show that they are both priests.
Babylonian, about 900-800 BCE, From Babylon, Marduk temple, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London)
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