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Black obelisk of Shalmaneser III
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THIS BLACK LIMESTONE obelisk was found at the site of Kalhu, the ancient Assyrian capital. It was erected as a public monument in 825 вс at a time of civil war. The relief sculptures glorify the achievements of King Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-824 вс) and his chief minister.

There are five scenes of tribute. The second register from the top includes the earliest surviving picture of an Israelite: the Biblical Jehu, king of Israel, who brought or sent his tribute in around 841 вс. The caption above the scene, written in Assyrian cuneiform, can be translated:
The tribute of Jehu, son of Omri: I received from him silver, gold, a golden bowl, a golden vase with pointed bottom, golden tumblers, golden buckets, tin, a staff for a king [and] spears.

Black obelisk of  Shalmaneser III

From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq,
Neo-Assyrian, 858-824 вс Excavated by A. H. Layard Ht 197 cm

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