Stele of Naram-Sin
Date ca. 2254-2218 BCE
Movement Ancient Near Eastrn | Akkadian
Dimensions height 6’6″
Provenance Nineveh (Kuhunjik), Iraq
Housed at The Louvre
The use of central positioning and large scale as narrative techniques continue on from the Royal Standard of Ur to this massive stele. Here, Naram-Sim leads his army over their trampled and dying enemies, closer to the gods above, with his horned helmet, the sign of a god-king in Akkadian culture.