- Museum number
Gypsum wall panel relief: showing part of a court scene. A royal eunuch attendant offers a bowl of wine to the king. Behind him is a four-winged protective spirit, wearing the two-horned cap, and holding in his hands objects used in connexion with the ceremony of fertilizing the date-palm. The sandals are coloured black with red soles. The clothes have incised patterns, including a palm with a rampant horned animal on each side of it, the palm with winged protective spirits in the character of fertilizers of the palm, and a winged, horned animal with its head turned behind. Ashurnasirpal II is also shown holding up in each hand a wild bull, head downwards, by a hind-leg. There is an inscription written in cuneiform script. The panel is part of a group showing court scene with Ashurnasirpal II enthroned between attendants and flanked by winged protective spirits.
- Production date
Height: 269.24 centimetres
Width: 203.20 centimetres
- Inscription subject
- Curator's comments
In set with 1850,1228.9 (BM.124565)
In set with 1850,1228.6 (BM.124566)
Traces of original red and black pigment on the sandals.
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)
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: NG.21 (ex Nimrud Gallery)