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wall panel / relief

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    124571

  • Description

    Gypsum wall panel relief: showing the monster Anzu facing left. The panel is part of a group as follows: gypsum wall panel reliefs showing god and monster. The god is Ninurta, chief god of the city of Nimrud and has a thunderbolt in each hand; he pursues the monster Anzu. The panel is inscribed with cuneiform script.

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  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 865BC-860BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240.7 centimetres
    • Width: 362.7 centimetres (with 1851,0902.502 (BM 124572))
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        cuneiform
  • Curator's comments

    Pair with 1851,0902.502 (BM.124572)For an account of the conflict as related in the Fourth Tablet of the Creation Series, see the 'Guide of the Babylonian and Assyrian Antiquities', 2nd edition, London (1908), p. 42.

  • Bibliography

    • British Museum 1908 p. 42 bibliographic details
    • Budge E A W 1914 pl. XXXVII bibliographic details
    • Grayson, RIMA 2 RIM.A.0.101.31.1 bibliographic details
    • Grayson, RIMA 2 RIM.A.0.101.5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G6a

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    124571

  • Registration number

    1851,0902.501

  • Additional IDs

    • NG.28 (ex Nimrud Gallery)
Alabaster wall panel relief showing the monster Anzu facing left; part of group as follows: alabaster wall panel reliefs showing god and monster; the god is Ninurta, chief god of the city of Nimrud and has a thunderbolt in each hand; he pursues the monster Anzu; inscribed.

Alabaster wall panel relief showing the monster Anzu facing left; part of group as follows: alabaster wall panel reliefs showing god and monster; the god is Ninurta, chief god of the city of Nimrud and has a thunderbolt in each hand; he pursues the monster Anzu; inscribed.

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