Ancient Art

Relief: Half of a sacred tree (joins 1854.2.1)

883–859 B.C.

Gypseous alabaster

228 × 56 cm (89 3/4 × 22 1/16 in.)
Yale University Purchase
1854.2.2
Geography: 
Nimrud, Tigris, Assyria, Iraq, Near East, Asia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Near Eastern, Assyrian
Period: 
Iron Age, Assyrian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Palace of Assurnasirpal II, Room S; purchased from the British excavations at Nimrud.

Bibliography: 

Samuel Harrelson, Asia Has Claims Upon New England: Assyrian Reliefs at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 33, fig. 17.

Ada Cohen and Steven E. Kangas, Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2010), 7, 10, 22.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.