Relief panel

ca. 883–859 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Gypsum alabaster
90 1/2 x 84 1/2 x 6 in. (229.9 x 214.6 x 15.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1932
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    1840s, excavated by Sir Austen Henry Layard; 1849, presented by Austen Layard to Lady Charlotte Guest for Canford Manor, Dorsetshire, England; 1919, purchased by Dikran Kelekian from Ivor Churchill Guest; 1927, purchased by J. D. Rockefeller; acquired by the Museum in 1930 (but not accessioned until 1932), gift of J. D. Rockefeller.

  • References

    Budge, Ernest A.W., and Leonard W. King. 1902. Annals of the Kings of Assyria. Volume I. London: Trustees of the British Museum, pp. 212-221.

    Winlock, H.E. 1933. "A New Chapter in the Museum's History of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 28 (2), pp. 20ff.

    Weidner, Ernst F. 1939. Die Reliefs der assyrischen Könige. Archiv für Orientforschung, Beiheft 4. Part 1: Die Reliefs in England, in der Vatikan-Stadt und in Italien. Berlin: Im Selbstverlage des Herausgebers, pp. 34, 102, 152-153, fig. 115, n. 199.

    Lines, Joan. 1955. "Ivories from Nimrud." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 13 (8), p. 242.

    Stearns, John B. 1961. Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnaṣirpal II. Archiv für Orientforschung, Beiheft 15, pp. 51, 62, pl. 70.

    Crawford, Vaughn, Prudence O. Harper, and Holly Pittman. 1980. Assyrian Reliefs and Ivories in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 23, 31, figs. 15, 24.

    Mallowan, Barbara P. 1983. "Magic and Ritual in the Northwest Palace Reliefs." In Essays in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honor of Charles Kyle Wilkinson, edited by Prudence O. Harper and Holly Pittman. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 34, fig. 2.

    Harper, Prudence O., et al. 1984. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 41 (4), inside front cover.

    Paley, Samuel M., and Richard P. Sobolewski. 1987. The Reconstruction of the Relief Representations and Their Positions in the Northwest-Palace at Kalhu (Nimrud) II. Baghdader Forschungen, Bd. 10, Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, pp. 28, 90, pl. 2,7, plan 2.3.4.

    Marcus, Michelle I. 1996. Emblems of Identity and Prestige: The Seals and Sealings from Hasanlu, Iran. Hasanlu Special Studies III. University Museum Monograph 84. Philadelphia: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, pl. 37.

    Russell, John M. 1997. From Nineveh to New York. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 22, 63-64, 110-112, figs. 38, 89.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History