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The Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II at Nimrud

An Interactive Publication Prototype -- Room S

page added April 17, 2019

 Room S Introduction

Northwest Palace planThis page contains preliminary renderings from the Learning Sites 3D computer model of Room S in the Northwest Palace. Room S was likely the king's private reception chamber of his residential suite, set in the southern section of the palace (see the plan at the left; hover over to enlarge). It is here where he probably entertained his inner circle. The room is decorated with sacred trees alternating with protective figures; except on the east wall, where the king flanked by courtiers is depicted. There may have been a portable throne set up here.

The images below are arranged chronologically, with the most recent ones first.

 Room S Renders -- model version 13

Rendering of Room S reconstructedS03 - Room S, view south. The king with members of his court and his queen approaching with her attendant. The gist of the scene comes from similar parties / meetings carved on reliefs at Khorsabad during Sargon's reign, and at Nineveh during Ashurbanipal's reign. The furniture is also attested in these and other reliefs.

Rendering of Room reconstructedS02 - Room S, view southwest.

Relief S-08 colorizedS01 - Room S, relief 08. This is a winged genius from Room S fully colorized as would all the figural reliefs in the room (note, we have not yet added colored figures to the 3D model; for further background about our recent colorization update of the palace, see our discussion of the Throne Room decoration).

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