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wall panel / relief

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    124530

  • Description

    Gypsum wall panel relief: showing a four-winged protective spirit facing left, wearing a three-horned cap and holding a mace. It may be performing an act of worship. This wall panel guarded one of the doors into the royal throne room. It bears the Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal II.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 865BC-860BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 231.14 centimetres
    • Width: 132.08 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        across centre of panel
      • Inscription Comment

        Standard Inscription
  • Curator's comments

    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".

  • Bibliography

    • Gadd 1936b p.131 bibliographic details
    • Budge E A W 1914 pl. X bibliographic details
    • Grayson, RIMA 2 RIM.A.0.101.23.26 bibliographic details
    • Grayson, RIMA 2 RIM.A.0.101.66.6 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G7

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    Nimrud Gallery

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Acquisition notes

    Found by Layard June 1846 "broken in two pieces". Identifiable in Layard's inventory bound at end of WAA volume "Correspondence etc". Despatched from the site May 1850 in two cases "containing parts of the winged figure carrying a mace". Probably shipped to England in the 'Fortitude', August 1851.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    124530

  • Registration number

    1851,0902.504

  • Additional IDs

    • NG.1 (ex Nimrud Gallery)
Alabaster wall panel; relief; four-winged protective spirit facing left and holding a mace; guarded one of the doors into the royal throne room; inscription.

Alabaster wall panel; relief; four-winged protective spirit facing left and holding a mace; guarded one of the doors into the royal throne room; inscription.

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