SeriesArt History 101 (6 of 15)
Period & Style
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian, pink limestone, 2254-2218 BCE (Louvre, Paris)
This monument depicts the Akkadian victory over the Lullubi Mountain people. In the12th century BCE, 1000 years after it was originally made, the Elamite king, Shutruk- Nahhunte, attacked Babylon and, according to his later inscription, the stele was taken to Susa in what is now Iran. A stele is a vertical stone monument or marker often inscribed with text or relief carving.
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
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