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Bar-Rakib and the Scribe

Sam'al King Bar-Rakib is sitting on the throne, before him stands the scribe with a writing board under his arm. The Aramaic inscription next to king head reads: "I am Bar-Rakib, son of Panammuwa." The inscription by the moon-disk reads: "My Lord, Ba'al of Harran". The basalt stele dates from about 730 BCE. Das Vorderasiatische Museum, Berlin.