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Relief of a Kneeling Soldier
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Relief of a Kneeling Soldier


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description This relief from King Ashurbanipal's palace at Nineveh shows an Assyrian soldier kneeling next to a besieged Elamite city wall. Holding his round shield over him for protection, he scrapes at the mud-brick fortification with his dagger in order to weaken the structure. During Ashurbanipal's reign in the final years of Assyria's military glory, large-scale siege scenes covered the palace walls.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/01/2000Treatmentcleaned
3/12/2001Treatmentother
Provenance Ugo Jandolo, Rome, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York and Paris, 1925, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P2318]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Creator
Period
668-627 BCE (Neo-Assyrian)
Medium
calcite-alabaster
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.6
Measurements
H: 11 x W: 7 7/8 x D: 1 in. (28 x 20 x 2.5 cm)
Geography
  • Iraq, Kujundijk, North Palace of Ashurbanipal (Nineveh) (Place of Discovery)

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