Assyrian sculpture arrives at British Museum, 1852

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).