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wall panel / relief

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    124543

  • Description

    Gypsum wall panel relief: showing the crossing of a river. Horses swim, led by grooms, while a chariot, bed and jar are carried on coracles. Figures are shown complete and not half submerged which is typical of Assyrian art. There is an inscription written in cuneiform script.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 865BC-860BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 213.36 centimetres
    • Height: 91.44 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Curator's comments

    In set with 1847,0623.7 (BM.124556) In set with 1849,1222.23 (BM.124554) In set with 1848,1104.20 (BM.124552) In set with 1848,1222.6 (BM.124549) In set with 1849,0502.8 (BM.124547) In set with 1849,0502.7 (BM.124545) In set with 1849,1222.22 (BM.124541) In set with 1847,0623.10 (BM.124537)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".

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  • Bibliography

    • Gadd 1936b p.134 bibliographic details
    • Budge E A W 1914 pl. XXI.2 bibliographic details
    • Grayson, RIMA 2 RIM.A.0.101.23.33 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G7

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    Nimrud Gallery

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1848

  • Acquisition notes

    Found by Layard; shipped to England in H.M.S. 'Jumna' after an adventurous earlier voyage (cf. 'Athenaeum' 1848, p.1152 f., no.14).

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    124543

  • Registration number

    1848,1104.8

  • Additional IDs

    • NG.8b (ex Nimrud Gallery)
Alabaster wall panel; relief; crossing a river; horses swim, led by grooms, while chariot, bed and jar are carried on coracles; figures are shown complete and not half submerged which is typical of Assyrian art; inscription.

Detail: Other

Alabaster wall panel; relief; crossing a river; horses swim, led by grooms, while chariot, bed and jar are carried on coracles; figures are shown complete and not half submerged which is typical of Assyrian art; inscription.

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