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Ancient Art

Relief: Sacred tree (joins 1854.4)

883–859 B.C.

Gypseous alabaster

79.8 × 43 cm (31 7/16 × 16 15/16 in.)
Yale University Purchase
1854.5
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 I; purchased from the British excavations at Nimrud.

Bibliography: 

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.

Agnete Wisti Lassen, Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner, eds., Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 2019), 242–43, no. 71, ill.

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.