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Fired clay wall-tile; glazed in yellow, green and black. This originally formed part of a narrative scene representing the Assyrian king (possibly Ashurnasirpal II) beneath a parasol with a shallow drinking-bowl in his right hand and bow in the other, and accompanied by military attendants. The inscription has been erased. Along the bottom is a guilloche outlined in black; its two Z-twist ribbons are white with yellow edges with a prominent black dot in the centre of each; the top is also glazed and decorated with a guilloche of alternating green and yellow ribbons with white borders and black centres; the left side is broken, the right side is original.
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Height: 30.60 centimetres (excluding base)
Height: 38.30 centimetres (including base)
Width: 20 centimetres (excluding base)
Width: 26 centimetres (including base)
Depth: 7.60 centimetres (excluding base)
Depth: 11.50 centimetres (including base)
- Curator's comments
- A similar narrative composition was found at Ashur (W. Andrae, 1925: 28-29, fig. 6). The nature suggests that the remainder of the scene was of a military nature. See also BM 92190, from the Southeast palace at Nimrud.
- Not on display
- 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
2014 - 2015 22 Sep - 5 Jan, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age'
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