Ridgway & Abington, Nineveh, 1851
- Hanley, England, 1851.
- Physical Description:
- 1 jug : relief-molded gray-green stoneware, glazed ; height 22 cm (including handle), width 18 cm (including handle), depth 13 cm
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- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Title and attribution to Ridgway & Abington from Hughes.
The jug depicts two lamassu: a winged bull with human head on one side; a winged lion with human head on the other. With a handle in the form of twined snakes, and Assyrian letters beneath the spout. The designs are copied from Austen Henry Layard's A popular account of discoveries at Nineveh (1851).
The bottom is impressed with a diamond registration mark dated August 1851, parcel 2. Also impressed with a heart.
Hughes, K. Collector's guide to nineteenth-century jugs, 104
Henrywood, R.K. Relief-moulded jugs, 1820-1900, pages 72-74
- Subject Terms:
- Gods, Assyro-Babylonian.Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian.Nineveh (Extinct city) -- Antiquities.Parks, Stephen -- Provenance.Relief (Sculpture), Assyro-Babylonian.
- Jugs (vessels)
Glazed ceramic ware (visual works)
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