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Tiglath-Pileser III in Chariot, 730 BCE


Tiglath-Pileser III in Chariot

In this relief, king Tiglath-Pileser III (744-727 BCE) rides in his chariot, while a eunuch holds a protective parasol (seen as a royal symbol in Assyrian art), and a charioteer holds the reigns. The king raises his hand as if in a gesture of triumph.

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