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Assyrian horse head sculpture

Assyrian Horse head sculpture

La Estela de Baal con un Rayo, encontrada en las ruinas de Ugarit.

La Estela de Baal con un Rayo, encontrada en las ruinas de Ugarit.

Period:  Neo-Assyrian  Date:  ca. 8th century B.C.  Geography:    Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ)  Culture:   Assyrian  1958, excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ceded to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1959, purchased from British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ) Culture: Assyrian excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Gypsum wall panel relief:Neo-Assyrian   Date728BCTwo Assyrian cavalrymen charging against enemies. Both have short curly hair, pointed beards, and wear a kind of pointed helmet with earflaps. The first horseman wears a fringed tunic, highly ornamented with discs set in squares, and a cuirass. The horses have the usual triple tasselled decoration on top of their heads, and two tassels attached to their plaited collars. The second horseman is spearing the horse of an enemy which is sinking…

Gypsum wall panel relief: two Assyrian cavalrymen charging against enemies.

Salón del trono del Palacio de Kalakh.  Zona de más alta representación, a la que accedían las delegaciones extranjeras. La sala tenía una rica iconográfía, compuesta por escenas ceremoniales y de batalla. Estaba presidida por grandes lamassus, flanqueados por genios protectores e imágenes del árbol de la vida en forma de palmera,imagen de tradición mesopotámica con la que los asirios simbolizaban la prosperidad. Sobre los muros laterales se representaron campañas bélicas de Assurnasirpal…

Relieve con la representación del rey Asurbanipal y su esposa, VIII-VII aC

Akkadian Word of the Week ṭupšarrum “scribe, scholar” This Akkadian term is a loanword from the Sumerian compound logogram for scribe: DUB.SAR. The sign DUB represents the word “tablet”, and SAR...

Stone panels from the South-West Palace of Sennacherib (Room nos. Nineveh, northern Iraq Neo-Assyrian, about BC One of the last Assyrian relief carvings

Assur Relief. Fallen warrior under a horse. Detail of King Ashurnazirpal and his standard-bearer in a chariot charge against the enemy. Stone bas-relief (9th BCE) from the palace of Ashurnazirpal II in Nimrud, Mesopotamia. British Museum

Fallen warrior under a horse. Detail of King Ashurnazirpal and his standard-bearer in a chariot charge against the enemy. Stone bas-relief BCE) from the palace of Ashurnazirpal II in Nimrud, Mesopotamia.

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