Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Galloping bull

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
2.28 x 5.83 x 0.28 in. (5.79 x 14.81 x 0.71 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.22.6
Not on view
1960, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1967, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

"Animal Art from the Ancient Near East," Queens College, City University of New York, November–December 1968.

"Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 2014–January 4, 2015.

Crawford, Vaughn E. 1967. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 26 (2), Ninety-Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year 1966-1967 (Oct., 1967), pp. 51-52.

Schlossman, Betty. 1968. Animal Art from the Ancient Near East, exh. cat. Flushing, New York: Queens College, no. 22.

Herrmann, Georgina. 1986. Ivories from Room SW37 Fort Shalmaneser, Ivories from Nimrud (1949-1963), Fasc. IV. London: The British School of Archaeology in Iraq, no. 738, p. 165, pl. 188-189.
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