Armor plate,

Assyrian

Not on view

Public Domain

Armor plate

Period: Neo-Assyrian

Date: ca. late 8th–late 7th century B.C.

Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)

Culture: Assyrian

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 0.35 x 0.79 in. (0.89 x 2.01 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Implements

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1957

Accession Number: 57.27.74

1956, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1957, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 318, no. 455.