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Telloh (Fara-Ur I period) : Stele of the Vultures, c. 2900-2460 BC

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Title: Telloh (Fara-Ur I period) : Stele of the Vultures, c. 2900-2460 BC
Author(s): Parrot, Andre
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period;sculpture;stone;book scan
Description: This famous work combines history and religion in its commemoration of a notable feat of arms : the victory won by King Eannatum of Lagash over the neighbouring town of Umma. It comprises a summary of the course of the battle, running from top to bottom. At the same time, the two sides of the stele give complementary versions of what happened : on one, the exploits of the warriors
on the other, the decisive intervention of the gods.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201422
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4127

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