Egil Relief

The Neo-Assyrian relief at Egil, a town of the Diyarbakır province in southeastern Turkey, is carved on a large rock outcrop with a dominant view of the Tigris valley. Dated to the middle of the 8th century BC, it portrays on the left an Assyrian god wearing a tall horned crown and carrying an axe. Five symbols above represent the Mesopotamian divinities Ea, Adad, Marduk, Nergal(?), and Shamash. Two thirds of the surface on the right, originally including additional figures, was erased at a later period.