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Originally this stele was erected in the town of Sippar, centre of the cult of the Sun god, to the north of Babylon. lt illustrates the victory over the Lullabis, mountain people of western lran by Naram-Sin, who claimed to be the universal monarch and was deified during his lifetime. He had himself depicted climbing the mountain at the head of his troops. His helmet bears the horns emblematic of divine power. Although it is worn, his face is expressive of the ideal human conqueror, a convention imposed on artists by the monarchy. The king tramples on the bodies of his enemies at the foot of a peak; above it the solar disk figures several times, and the king pays homage to it for his victory.

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