What is a stele as in the stele of Hammurabi?
In respect to this, what is the stele of Hammurabi made of?
The code is best known from a stele made of black diorite, more than seven feet (2.25 meters) tall, that is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The stele was found at the site of Susa, in modern-day Iran, by excavators who were led by Jacques de Morgan at the beginning of the 20th century.
Likewise, what is the subject of the relief on the stele of Hammurabi? The Stele of Hammurabi (c. 1792-1750 BCE) is both a piece of art and a code of law commissioned by the 6th King of Babylon, Hammurabi. The sculpture is a 7.4 ft. tall piece of diorite, the lower 3/4 of the stone smoothed as to allow The Code of Hammurabi (the laws and punishments he set forth) to be inscribed on it.
Beside this, which God is represented in the stele of Hammurabi?
sun god Shamash
How old is the stele of Hammurabi?
The Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi. The Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi, 1792-1750 B.C.E., basalt, 225 x 65 cm (Louvre, Paris).