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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    A fragment of stone inscribed with part of the so-called “Standard Inscription” of Ashurnasirpal II of Assyria (883–859 BC), mounted in a wooden frame.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 883BC-859BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Translation

        1’ ... fortresses of Karduniash...
        2’ ... I installed my governors...
        3’ ... entire mountainous regions, king of lords...
  • Curator's comments

    See Grayson, 1991: RIMA.0.101.23 for the text of the full inscription.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    This is one of two fragments given to D. J. Wiseman by Miss DuCane, a niece of Sir Austen Henry Layard; they had been given by Layard to her mother.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number


Fragment of a stone relief containing the so-called Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal.

Fragment of a stone relief containing the so-called Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal.

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