Assyrian sculpture arrives at British Museum, 1852

#Picture Number HS126

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an Assyrian statue, excavated at Nimrud/Kalhu (Nineveh) by Layard, being winched up a ramp over the steps of the British Museum in 1852. This statue of a human-headed winged lion/bull stood at the palace gate of King Ashurnasirpal II (883-859BC).