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Sarpul

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq)

Sarpul, Figure wish inscription. Taking a squeeze of Artaban inscription. Negative no. 2176. Ernst Herzfeld papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

There are three sculptures on the rocks behind the village of Sarpul on the Baghdad-Hamadan road. This squeeze is from the most elaborate relief, which represents a triumph of Annubanini, King of the Lullu, a tribe related to the Kashshu.