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Gypsum wall panel relief: showing Ashurnasirpal II besieging a strongly-walled town which is being defended by archers. The Assyrians have brought up a wooden 'tower' close to the walls, and the archers on the top of it are shooting at the enemy, whilst the men in the lower part of it are breaking down the walls with a battering ram. Behind the tower stands the king shooting at the foe with his bow, and close to him are his armour bearers and an attendant. The panel is inscribed with a cuneiform text.
- Production date
Height: 86.80 centimetres
Width: 228.60 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
In set with 1847,0623.8 (BM.124555)
In set with 1847,0623.9 (BM.124553)
In set with 1849,1222.12 (BM.124551)
In set with 1849,1222.14 (BM.124550)
In set with 1849,1222.13 (BM.124548)
In set with 1849,0502.12 (BM.124546)
In set with 1849,1222.17 (BM.124542)
In set with 1849,1222.16 (BM.124540).
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".
- On display (G7)
- Exhibition history
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Found by Layard about May 1846; despatched from the site in December 1846; sent from Basra to Bombay in the 'Clive', thence to England on H.M.S. 'Meeanee' in August 1849.
- Middle East
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- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: NG.5a (ex Nimrud Gallery)