Sculptures from the Southwest Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh
Trustees of the British Museum, 1998 - Architecture - 738 pages
The 'Palace without Rival', built by Sennacherib (704-681 BC), was decorated with miles and miles of stone reliefs. Many of these are now in the British Museum; others still in situ were meticulously recorded during excavations in the nineteenth century. These two volumes are a complete record of all the known reliefs and drawings of the Southwest Palace, those in situ, those in the BM and those in other collections. Volume 1 contains introductory chapters and a detailed catalogue; volume 2 contains 521 pages of plans, drawings, watercolours and photographs. Much of this material has never been published making this work a valuable contribution to Assyrian studies.
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Alternative drawing Annotation in pencil Ashurbanipal Assyrian soldiers Barnett bas-reliefs Birch & Pinches bottom British Museum brown wash brownish paper bull C. D. Hodder Campbell Thompson Canford School captives Chamber chariot corner Court XIX deportees doorway drawing of slab drawing on brownish drawing on whitish drawn Elamite enhanced with white Ent[ran]ce excavated F. C. Cooper facade facing left facing right Gadd inscription Istanbul Khorsabad Kouyunjik Lachish Layard's notebook Layard's plan PLATE leading into Room led horses LN 2E London lower register Madhloom Mosul Nimrud Nineveh North Palace northwest numbered Or.Dr Original of slab Paterson probably by A. H. Rassam reliefs represented river with fish Room XXIX Room XXXVIII Russell scale given sculptures Sennacherib Sennacherib's palace shown side signed A. H. Layard slab 12 Sotheby's Southwest Palace spearmen trees unsigned pencil drawing upper register Wafler wall warriors Weidner white and brown whitish paper winged