Nubian with oryx, monkey, and leopard skins
Iraq, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). Excavated at Fort Shalmaneser. (800-700 BCE, Neo-Assyrian period)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Africa and West Asia have had contact for a fricking long time, yo’. Btw, Nubia is in present-day Sudan.
This Nubian tribute bearer exhibits traits of the Phoenician style, characterized by the slender, elongated form of the bearer and his animal gifts, the precision of carving and intricacy of detail, and the distinct Egyptian flavor of both pose and features.