|Ancient Replicas - Hebrew Prisoners of War Playing Lyres|
Walls and Towers
This relief excavated from Sennacherib's palace at Nineveh shows three prisoners of war playing lyres while being led away by a soldier. The lozenged background is meant to depict wooded surroundings.
Detail of Hebrew captives playing music, from Lachish, wandering through a mountain forest, accompanied by an Assyrian warrior carrying a club and a quiver. They are wearing shirts and are barefoot, one has no hat, the others wear caps with headbands. Detail of an alabaster relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh. 7th century BC. British Museum.
"They that carried us away captive required of us a song" - Psalm 137:3