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Relief panel

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 883–859 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
92 1/2 x 61 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (235 x 156.2 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Reliefs-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1931
Accession Number:
31.72.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 401
1854, gift of H.C. Rawlinson to Rev. William Frederick Williams; 1857, gift of Rev. W. F. Williams to Auburn Theological Seminary, New York; 1931, purchased from Auburn Seminary by C. E. Wells for J. D. Rockefeller; acquired by the Museum in 1931, gift of J. D. Rockefeller.
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.

Olmstead, Albert T. 1923. History of Assyria. New York and London: C. Scribner's Sons, fig. 53.

Louchheim, Aline B. 1949. “Near-Eastern Art Placed on Display: Metropolitan Shows Works That Date to 5,000 Years Ago -- Diverse Races Covered.” The New York Times, p. 19.

Stearns, John B. 1961. Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnaṣirpal II. Archiv für Orientforschung, Beiheft 15, pp. 10, 16, 34, 63, pl. 34.

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. 22, 31, figs. 14, 24.

Meuszynski, Janusz. 1981. Die Rekonstruktion der Reliefdarstellungen und ihrer Anordnung im Nordwestpalast von Kalhu (Nimrud) I. Baghdader Forschungen, Bd. 2. Mainz am Rhein: Philipp von Zabern, pp. 67, 84, pl. 14,2.

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, p. 86.
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