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Relief of youthful soldier

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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.

Provenance

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

Findspot

Nineveh, Iraq

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

33.683

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief