Gypsum wall panel relief; carved in low relief; Sennacherib watches the capture of Lachish. He sits on a throne and watches as prisoners are brought before him and executed. A tent is behind him; there is a chariot in the foreground and bodyguards stationed around. The king's face has been deliberately damaged in antiquity. The relief bears two cuneiform inscription.
- Excavated/Findspot: South West Palace, Room XXXVI Panel 12
- (Asia,Iraq,North Iraq,Kouyunjik (Nineveh),South West Palace)
- Height: 251.46 centimetres
- Width: 177.8 centimetres
- Thickness: 15 centimetres
Inscription TranslationInscription A
(1) Sennacherib, king of the world, king of Assyria,
(2) set up a throne and
(3) the booty of Lachish
(4) passed before him.
(2) of Sennacherib
(3) king of Assyria
Inscription CommentTwo inscriptions, A (over the prisoners) and B (over the tent)
In set with BM.124904-124915 (all 1856,0909.14). In set with BM.124850-124857 (all 1856,0909.15).The cast is listed as available in the British Museum Facsimile Service 'Catalogue of Replicas from British Museum collections' (n.d.), in the series "Assyrian Bas-Reliefs".
- MacGregor 2010 21 (part)
- Barnett, Bleibtreu & Turner 1998a 435c
- Reade 1979b fig. 1
- Russell 1991 p. 125, fig. 66 (detail)
- Magen 1986 p. 160
- Budge E A W 1922a p. 49, pl. 19
- Reade 1983b p. 51, fig. 73 (detail)
- Paterson 1901-11 pl. LXIX (detail)
- Barnett 1958a pls. 31A, 32A (details)
- Frankfort H 1954a pls. 371, 374 (parts)
- Paterson A 1915a pls. 74-5, 78
- Barnett & Lorenzini 1975 pls. 76-7, 80 (details)
- Barnett 1970 pls. IV-V
- Ussishkin 1982 pp. 77, 89
- Lorenzini, de Maigret & Fozzati 1980 pp. 85-6, nos. 33a-b (details)
- Collon 2010a pp.155-56, fig.8 (on the bracelets)
On display: G10a/sA
2010-2011, London, BM/BBC, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
- Topographic representation of: Lachish
- (Asia,Middle East,Levant,Israel,Lachish)
- Associated Event: Siege of Lachish
- AS.28 (ex)
Gypsum wall panel relief: Sennacherib watches the capture of Lachish. He sits on a throne and watches as prisoners are brought before him and executed. A tent is behind him; there is a chariot in the foreground and bodyguards stationed around. The king's face has been deliberately damaged, perhaps at the fall of Nineveh in 612BC. The relief bears an inscription written in cuneiform script.
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Object reference number: WCO26733
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