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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mesopotamian, Assyrian period
Title:Wall relief fragment with helmeted warrior holding spear
Date Made:ca. 880 BCE
Type:Architectural; Sculpture
Materials:gypsum alabaster
Measurements:Overall: 5 1/16 in x 6 13/16 in x 1 3/4 in; 12.9 cm x 17.3 cm x 4.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC S.1855.9
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Henry John Lobdell (Class of 1849)
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Description:
Probably from the Palace of King Ashurnasirpal II

Label Text:
Reliefs with figures on a small scale come from narrative scenes of the king’s exploits and were found in the throne room of the palace at Nimrud.

Tags:
sculpture; architecture; warriors; spears; damage

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