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Gypsum wall panel relief: scene carved in four registers; above middle horizontal band, a wooded hill, possibly parkland in Nineveh, with irrigation canals fed from an aqueduct. One crosses a path, leading to a stela of a king, before which stands an altar. Beyond it in the woods is a pavilion with 'bit hilani' columns having ornate capitals and cushion bases. Below the horizontal line are three rows of Elamite soldiers hastening to right.
- Production date
Height: 208.30 centimetres
Width: 129.54 centimetres
Depth: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- We know a good deal more about the older gardens of the Assyrian kings than those of their Babylonian successors. This sculptured relief from the
North Palace of Ashurbanipal (668–631 BC) at Nineveh in northern Iraq, shows a luxurious hillside landscape, watered by an aqueduct that was probably built by the
king’s grandfather, Sennacherib (704–681 BC).
In set with 1856,0909.37 (BM.124940).
- On display (G30/od)
- Exhibition history
2018-2019, 8 Nov - 24 Feb, London, BM, I am Ashurbanipal, king of the world, king of Assyria
2018 May-Sep, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of History, An Age of Luxury
2013-2014 22 Jun-6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2011 28 March-26 June, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
2008-2009 13 Nov-15 Mar, BM, G35, 'Babylon: Myth and Reality'
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 92 (ex AS)