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wall panel / relief

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    124576

  • Description

    Gypsum wall panel relief: showing an eagle-headed protective spirit in the character of fertilizer of the date-palm. The decoartive designs on the borders of the royal garments include date-palms and clusters of fruit, an eagle-headed winged protective spirit, and a man-headed winged lion. The panel carries an inscription written in cuneiform script.

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  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 865BC-860BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240.7 centimetres
    • Width: 169.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Language

        Akkadian
  • 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

    • Budge E A W 1914 pls. XL & LI.1-2 bibliographic details
    • Grayson, RIMA 2 RIM.A.0.101.23.53 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G7

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1849

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    124576

  • Registration number

    1849,0502.3

  • Additional IDs

    • NG.33 (ex Nimrud Gallery)
Alabaster wall panel relief: showing an eagle-headed protective spirit in the character of fertilizer of the date-palm. The decoartive designs on the borders of the royal garments include date-palms and clusters of fruit, an eagle-headed winged protective spirit, and a man-headed winged lion. The panel carries an inscription written in cuneiform script.

Alabaster wall panel relief: showing an eagle-headed protective spirit in the character of fertilizer of the date-palm. The decoartive designs on the borders of the royal garments include date-palms and clusters of fruit, an eagle-headed winged protective spirit, and a man-headed winged lion. The panel carries an inscription written in cuneiform script.

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