The Great King, King of Assyria: Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Great King, King of Assyria: Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Great King, King of Assyria: Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Great King, King of Assyria: Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.) 5

The Assyrian Phenomenon: an Introductory Essay, by Susanna Hare 9

The Palace and Reliefs of Ashurnasirpal II, by Edith Porada 17

References 20

Plates 21

For the sculptures illustrated in this book the Museum is indebted to the generosity of J. P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The reliefs shown on the front and back covers and plate XII are the gift of Mr. Morgan, the rest are the gift of Mr. Rockefeller.

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