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Source: Monument de Ninive, découvert et décrit par M.P.E. Botta; mesuré et dessiné par M.E. Flandin. 1849, NYPL
Wäfler 1975, vol. 1, p.267 observed that the convention of distinguishing easterners by skin cloaks occurred already in the Akkadian period in the well-known stele of Naram-Sin where they are worn by defeated easterners, the Lullubi. In Sargon's room 2, skin cloaks are worn by the inhabitants of the labeled cities of Harhar, Tikrakka, Bīt-Bagaia, Kiesm, and Ganguhtu; in Room 13, Muşaşir; and in Room 14, Pazai (for references, see chapter 2, note 26). So consistent was the use of this convention, that skin cloaks were considered sufficient identification for the unlabeled easterners in the tribute processions from Room 10 (Botta and Flandin 1849, vol 2, pls. 122-136).
Note 14, p307, Sennacherib's "Palace Without Rival" at Nineveh By John Malcolm Russell
Note the West Zagros Iranian wicker shield and grip.