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Figural sculpture - Reliefs

Stone relief plaque illustrating a banquet scene, its preparations and frolicking, Khafajah, Early Dynastic II – III A (ca. 2700 – 2600 BC), 20.4 x 20 x 4.2 cm.

Stone relief plaque illustrating a banquet scene, its preparations and frolicking, Khafajah, Early Dynastic II – III A (ca. 2700 – 2600 BC), 20.4 x 20 x 4.2 cm.

© Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Alabaster relief of a winged and bird-headed genius with royal inscription, Northwest Palace (Nimrud), reign of Neo-Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II (883 – 859 BC), 220 x 163 cm.

Alabaster relief of a winged and bird-headed genius with royal inscription, Northwest Palace (Nimrud), reign of Neo-Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II (883 – 859 BC), 220 x 163 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer
Alabaster relief of the profile of King Ashurnasirpal II, Northwest Palace (Nimrud), Neo-Assyrian Empire (911 – 609 BC), ca. 61 x 61 cm.

Alabaster relief of the profile of King Ashurnasirpal II, Northwest Palace (Nimrud), Neo-Assyrian Empire (911 – 609 BC), ca. 61 x 61 cm.

© Courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

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Material
Marble | Stone | Alabaster | Terracotta
Type
Plaques | Steles | Slabs | Sculptures | Reliefs
Details
Carved reliefs or moulded plaques with figurative (kings and their entourage, animals, mythical creatures, deities with horned headdresses), floral or geometric motifs. Landscapes or religious, military or daily life scenes (feasts, hunts, sieges, construction). |  | Terracotta: Small plaques. Figures depicted with their heads and chests facing forward and legs sideways. |  | Stone (alabaster, marbkle): | Plaques: Pierced in the centre. Scenes depicted in horizontal rows. Min. height: 20 cm.  | Slabs and steles: Fragments. May have cuneiform inscriptions. Size of the full slabs: 1-2 x 2-3 m.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
6th millennium BC – AD 632