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Relief with Four Archers
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Relief with Four Archers


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Description This black basalt orthostate is carved in low relief and depicts four archers, the front two bearded, marching to the right with bows over their left shoulders. They hold quivers on their backs and a staff in their hands (?). The surface is pock-marked and worn.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby, London, July 12, 1971, no. 23 [as from Arslan Tash]; Walters Art Museum, 1971, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1971

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Creator
Period
2nd half 8th century BCE (Neo-Assyrian)
Medium
basalt
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.20
Measurements
H: 41 15/16 x W: 32 13/16 x Minimum D: 3 1/8 in. (106.6 x 83.3 x 8 cm); Maximum D: 3 9/16 in. (9 cm); Weight: 1000 lb. (453.6 kg)
Geographies
  • Syria (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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