Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Relief fragment: cavalrymen along a stream in mountainous terrain

ca. 704–681 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nineveh
Gypsum alabaster
20 3/4 x 33 1/2 in. (52.8 x 85 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1932
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
1847-49, excavated by Sir Austen Henry Layard; 1849, presented by Austin Layard to Lady Charlotte Guest for Canford Manor, Dorsetshire, 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.
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.

Louchheim, Aline B. 1949. “Near-Eastern Art Placed on Display: Metropolitan Shows Works That Date to 5,000 Years Ago -- Diverse Races Covered.” The New York Times, p. 19.

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.

Benzel, Kim, Sarah B. Graff, Yelena Rakic, and Edith W. Watts. 2010. Art of the Ancient Near East: A Resource for Educators. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 14, pp. 32-33.
Related Objects

Relief depicting a cavalryman leading his horse beside a stream

Date: ca. 704–681 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 32.143.18 On view in:Gallery 400

Relief fragment: siege of a city by Assyrian troops

Date: ca. 704–681 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 32.143.15 On view in:Gallery 400

Relief: Assyrian soldier conducting captives across the water

Date: ca. 668–627 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 32.143.5 On view in:Gallery 406

Relief: procession of captives

Date: ca. 704–681 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 32.143.17 On view in:Gallery 400

Assyrian Crown-Prince

Date: ca. 704–681 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 32.143.13 On view in:Gallery 400