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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 x 66 x 2 1/2 in. (233.7 x 167.6 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Reliefs-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1931
Accession Number:
31.72.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 401
1854, gift of H.C. Rawlinson to Rev. William Frederick Williams; 1854, gift of Rev. W. F. Williams to Union College, Schenectedy, NY; 1931, purchased from Union College 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.

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, p. 38, pl. 45.

Glubock, Shirley. 1963. The Art of Lands in the Bible. New York: Atheneum, p. 29.

Crawford, Vaughn, et al. 1966. Guide to the Ancient Near East Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 21, fig. 31.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1972. Guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 50, fig. 16.

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, p. 18, fig. 10,15.

Hibbard, Howard. 1980. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Harper and Row, pp. 53, 56, fig. 113.

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. 38, 48-49, 90, pl. 3,16, plan 2.5.
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