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Gypsum wall panel relief: carved showing a scene in the Assyrian camp. On the left is a schematic view of a circular fortified camp. In a circular enclosure with four divisions food is being prepared and cooked, while a priest in a flat hat inspects the entrails of an animal in order to predict the future, and outside are several horses feeding from a circular manger made of mud or clay. In the 'zaribah' close by an Assyrian is grooming a horse, and at the door of it is an official noting the arrival of a batch of prisoners who are in the charge of a soldier. On each of the front posts of the 'zaribah' is the figure of a horned animal. Near it stand an attendant and two lion-headed figures. There is an inscription written in cuneiform. A splash of bitumen runs across part of the inscription on the face.
- Production date
Length: 220.98 centimetres
Width: 92.71 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In set with 1847,0623.6 (BM.124536)
In set with 1847,0623.8 (BM.124555)
In set with 1847,0623.9 (BM.124553)
In set with 1849,1222.14 (BM.124550)
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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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: NG.11a (ex Nimrud Gallery)