A Neo-Assyrian Relief in the Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities, Trinity College Dublin: a case study in artefact acquisition
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|Title:||A Neo-Assyrian Relief in the Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities, Trinity College Dublin: a case study in artefact acquisition||Authors:||Kelly, Amanda||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8040||Date:||14-Oct-2011||Abstract:||The focus of this paper is a neo-Assyrian relief discovered in the Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities at Trinity College Dublin (hereafter the Weingreen Museum). The shallow relief depicts a pictorial vignette of a kneeling genie, rendered in profile, facing a tree of life, on a horizon formed by a cuneiform border (WM 1189). Details surrounding the relief’s acquisition were completely unknown to Trinity College Dublin staff during 2008-9. This investigation follows a paper trail which illuminates the circumstances behind its procurement and subsequent journey from Iraq to Dublin in the Victorian period. The results establish the relief as the uncontested prize piece of the Weingreen Museum.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics and Literature||Copyright (published version):||2011 Royal Irish Academy||Keywords:||Neo-Assyrian sculpture;Weingreen Museum;Victorian commerce;Object biographies;Museum collections||DOI:||10.3318/PRIAC.2011.112.01||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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