Relief of Tiglath-Pileser III in Chariot (detail), alabaster, Nimrud, c. 730 BCE
From the Neo-Assyrian Period, 1000 BCE - 612 BCE
Found in Nimrud
In this relief, king Tiglath-Pileser III (744-727 BCE) rides in his chariot, while a eunuch holds a protective parasol (seen as a royal symbol in Assyrian art), and a charioteer holds the reigns. The king raises his hand as if in a gesture of triumph.