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How Tall Was Naram-Sîn'S Victory Stele? Speculation On The Broken Bottom

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The Victory Stele of Naram-Sîn of Agade is surely one of the major monuments preserved from the ancient Near East. Unfortunately? it is partially broken at the top? making the curve of the upper portion of the Stele difficult to reconstruct with surety. Even more difficult is to assess just what and how much is missing from the bottom. Some reconstructions of the Stele have simply completed the obviously missing portions? indicating the outline of the lower edges of the monolith with dotted lines not closed at the bottom. By modern conventions? this is sufficient to imply uncertainty whether there might have been (a) immediate closure at the horizontal below the feet of the figures? (b) a blank or inscribed dado of uncertain height below? or even (c) some further continuation of the relief imagery.

Keywords: Naram-Sîn; relief imagery; Victory Stele



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