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The image features a plaster cast of a banquet artwork. Two rulers are seated, with one reclined, as many people both fan them and bring them dishes of food. Behind there are several trees including palms.

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Banquet Scene

Artist: Unknown Assyrian Artist Primary
Date: ca. 645 BCE - 635 BCE
7th century BCE
Dimensions: 22 1/4 x 55.25 in. (565.15 x 1403.35 mm)
Object Type: Plaster Cast
Creation Place: Mesopotamia, Iraq
Medium and Support: Plaster cast after gypsum original
Credit Line: Gift of Yale University Art Gallery, 2014
Accession Number: 2019.04.05
On View: Bellarmine Hall, Elisabeth H. Schwabe Seminar Room (LL105)

This cast was taken from the original work now in the British Museum in London.


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Refers to the period roughly from the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, when Assyrian rulers first appeared in northern Mesopotamia and continuing until the fall of their empire in 612 BCE.
Near Eastern
Refers to the culture that developed in antiquity in the vast geographical area extending from Turkey in the west to Iran in the East.
Ceremonial feasts typically held to honor or support a person, organization, or cause.
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round. The term refers particularly to art works created by carving or engraving a hard material, by molding or casting a malleable material (which usually then hardens), or by assembling parts to create a three-dimensional object. It is typically used to refer to large or medium-sized objects made of stone, wood, bronze, or another metal. Small objects are typically referred to as "carvings" or another appropriate term. "Sculpture" refers to works that represent tangible beings, objects, or groups of objects, or are abstract works that have defined edges and boundaries and can be measured. As three-dimensional works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangible, use appropriate specific terms, such as "mail art" or "environmental art."
Naturally occurring soft white mineral that is commonly used as a retarding agent in portland cement, as a core in sheets of wallboard, as a white pigment, in grounds for paintings, and is the main component of alabaster.

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