Nineveh, South-West Palace. Captive Babylonian women walk past palm trees.
8th-7th c BCE Mesopotamian Assyrian (Neo) Architectural Sculpture
(c. 1000 BCE - 609 BC)
c. 705 BCE-681 BCE
8th-7th c BCE
W:66 cm. L:85 cm.
Boston. Museum of Fine Arts.
"From Nineveh, South-West Palace, Room XIX, slab 3. Shows the deportation of defeated Babylonians to Assyria after one of Sennacherib's early campaigns against the Babylonian king Marduk-apla-iddina II (Merodach-Baladan). At center, a woman stops to give water to a small child from a water skin."