9th to 8th Century B.C
Fragment of the “Standard Inscription” of Ashurnasirpal II
From the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, northern Iraq.
Probably sent to England by Captain Anthony Hormuzd Rassam (1826-1910) prior to 1910 (based on old collection handwritten label).
Previously in the Private collection of Alfred Theodore Arber-Cooke (1905-1993), most likely acquired in the early 20th century.
Thence by descent to his cousin (a retired engineer and the sole executor of Alfred’s estate) in 1993.
ALR: S00209079, With IADAA certificate, this item has been checked against the Interpol database.