Relief of youthful soldier
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib
Findspot: Iraq, Nineveh, Palace of Sennacherib
Height x width: 28.7 x 29.4 cm (11 5/16 x 11 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Trapezoidal fragment of relief of mounted Assyrian soldier, beardless and helmeted, facing left. Horse’s head and neck preserved, rider preserved above waist. In the background a date palm. Flaked and broken, discolored from being in a fierce, open fire.
From Nineveh, Palace of Sennacherib, slab 12 from Room LXX.
(Accession Date: December 22, 1933)
Anna Mitchell Richards Fund