Relief of Assyrian soldiers

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib
704–681 B.C.


Findspot: Iraq, Nineveh

Dimensions

Height x width: 44.5 x 45.4 cm (17 1/2 x 17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.684

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Fragment of a procession of infantrymen who bear spears and round shields. A row of palms in the background. Low relief. Chipped and discolored from being in a fierce, open fire.

Provenance

From Nineveh, Palace of Sennacherib, slab 22 (?) from Room XIX.
(Accession Date: December 22, 1933)

Credit Line

Anna Mitchell Richards Fund