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wall-plaque

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    91680

  • Description

    Square glazed fired clay wall-plaque: with concave sides. It was fixed to a separate shank by a pin. It bears a text of Ashurnasirpal II; restored.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 875BC-865BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 28 centimetres
    • Height: 15 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        upper surface
      • Inscription Language

        Akkadian
      • Inscription Comment

        A text of Ashurnasirpal II
  • Curator's comments

    The shape of this object may be a reflection of the curved lines taken by textiles hanging in Assyrian building Restored to include Rm.1102 and 1953-10-10,12 (131664) but no direct join.

    Attached to 1953,1010.12 (BM.131664).

  • Bibliography

    • Curtis & Reade 1995a 51 bibliographic details
    • Curtis & Reade 1994a 51 bibliographic details
    • Volling 2006a p.107, fig.80 bibliographic details
    • Albenda 1991a p.46 bibliographic details
    • British Museum 2011a p.97, cat.65 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    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 Mar-26 Jun, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'
    2008-2009 21 Sept-4 Jan, Boston, MFA, 'Art and Empire'
    2007 2 Apr-30 Sept, Alicante, MARQ Museum, 'Art and Empire'
    2006 1 Jul-7 Oct, Shanghai Museum, 'Art and Empire'

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    91680

  • Registration number

    Rm.1102

Square glazed clay wall-plaque; concave sides; fixed to separate shank by a pin; possibly based on curved lines of hanging textiles; inscribed.

Square glazed clay wall-plaque; concave sides; fixed to separate shank by a pin; possibly based on curved lines of hanging textiles; inscribed.

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