User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Relief of youthful soldier

Start collecting

Trapezoidal fragment of relief of mounted Assyrian soldier, beardless and helmeted, facing left. Horse's head and neck preserved, rider preserved above waist. In the background a date palm. Flaked and broken, discolored from being in a fierce, open fire.


From Nineveh, Palace of Sennacherib, slab 12 from Room LXX. (Accession Date: December 22, 1933)

Credit Line

Anna Mitchell Richards Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 704–681 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Nineveh, Iraq


Height x width: 28.7 x 29.4 cm (11 5/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief