Fragment of Assyrian wall panel with archer scene
700 BCE-692 BCE See full details
Fragment of carved gypsum wall panel, with partial representation of an archer in profile.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Assyrian figure
H140mm x W110mm x D20mm
Marble or Gypsum
History and use
This partial fragment of wall panel depicts a warrior scene. A male archer stands in profile facing left, wearing a long, elaborate garment. Carved stone often lined the interior walls of palaces, and scenes depicted idealised worlds: glorifying kings and empire, fearless hunters, and armies defeating enemies without loss of life.