Relief of youthful soldier

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


Findspot: Iraq, Nineveh, Palace of Sennacherib

Dimensions

Height x width: 28.7 x 29.4 cm (11 5/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.683

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

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.

Provenance

From Nineveh, Palace of Sennacherib, slab 12 from Room LXX.
(Accession Date: December 22, 1933)

Credit Line

Anna Mitchell Richards Fund