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Relief fragment: cavalrymen along a stream in mountainous terrain

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 704–681 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nineveh
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Gypsum alabaster
Dimensions:
20 3/4 x 33 1/2 in. (52.8 x 85 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1932
Accession Number:
32.143.16
  • Provenance

    1847-49, excavated by Sir Austen Henry Layard; 1849, presented by Austin Layard to Lady Charlotte Guest for Canford Manor, England; 1919, purchased by Dikran Kelekian from Ivor Churchill Guest; 1927, purchased by J. D. Rockefeller; acquired by the Museum in 1930 (but not accessioned until 1932), gift of J. D. Rockefeller.

  • References

    Pijoán, José. 1931. Summa Artis: Historia general del arte. Volume 2: Arte del Asia occidental. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe, p. 288, fig. 418.

    Winlock, Herbert E. 1933. "Assyria: A New Chapter in the Museum's History of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 28 (2), p. 22, 24, fig. 4.

    Porada, Edith. 1945. "Reliefs from the Palace of Sennacherib." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 3 (6), p. 154.

    Harper, Prudence O., et al. 1984. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 41 (4), p. 18, fig. 15.

    Russell, John M. 1997. From Nineveh to New York. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 83, 85, 110-112, 187, figs. 54, 91.

    Barnett, Richard D., et al. 1998. Sculptures from the Southwest Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh. London: British Museum Press, no. 450b, p. 107, pl. 364.

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