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Relief with Two Heroes
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Relief with Two Heroes


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Description This relief decorated the lower course of the exterior wall of the temple palace of King Kapara. Two heroes pin down a bearded foe, while grabbing at his pronged headdress. The context may be related to the Gilgamesh epic, and display Gilgamesh and Enkidu in their fight with Humbaba.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Treatmentcleaned
1/23/1978Treatmentcleaned
5/03/1995Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
  • From Assyria to Iberia: Crossing Continents at the Dawn of the Classical Age. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2014-2015.
Provenance Max von Oppenheim, 1911-1913 [excavated at the lower course of the exterior wall of the temple-palace of King Kapara in Guzana, Tell Halaf, Syria]; Alien Property Custodian of the United States, 1943; Walters Art Museum, 1944, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1944

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Period
10th-9th century BCE (Neo-Hittite/Hurritic)
Medium
basalt
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.18
Measurements
H: 24 5/8 × W: 16 9/16 × D: 6 5/16 in. (62.6 × 42 × 16 cm)
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