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This relief was behind Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal’s throne. He appears twice, wearing ritual robes and holding the mace of authority. In front of him is a Sacred Tree symbolising life, and he makes a gesture of worship to a winged disc contain a god who may be the sun god Shamash, has a ring in one hand; this is an ancient Mesopotamian symbol of god given kingship. There are protective spirits on either side behind the king.Similar scenes were also embroidered on the royal clothes.

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This relief was behind Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal’s throne. He appears twice, wearing ritual robes and holding the mace of authority. In front of him is a Sacred Tree symbolising life, and he makes a gesture of worship to a winged disc contain a god who may be the sun god Shamash, has a ring in one hand; this is an ancient Mesopotamian symbol of god given kingship. There are protective spirits on either side behind the king.Similar scenes were also embroidered on the royal clothes.

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