Fragment of Assyrian wall panel with archer scene

Production date
700 BCE-692 BCE
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Object detail

Fragment of carved gypsum wall panel, with partial representation of an archer in profile, showing left side of the face with arm raised drawing back a bow, with dress and elaborate hair-dressing represented.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Assyrian figure
Production date
700 BCE-692 BCE
Production place
H140mm x W110mm x D20mm
Media/Materials description
Marble or Gypsum
Ink [writing on reverse]
pencil inscription on back of item "portion of marble facing from an --- "
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.
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