Assyrian warriors empaling jewish prisoners after conquering the Jewish fortress Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Assyrian warriors empaling jewish prisoners after conquering the Jewish fortress Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

This panel from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) depicts a winged supernatural figure. Such figures appear throughout the palace, sometimes flanking either the figure of the Assyrian king or a stylized "sacred tree

This panel from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) depicts a winged supernatural figure. Such figures appear throughout the palace, sometimes flanking either the figure of the Assyrian king or a stylized "sacred tree

MET Publications for Educations, The Art of the Ancient Near East

MET Publications for Educations, The Art of the Ancient Near East

Fragment of a Wall Relief: Head of a Winged Genie, 883-859 BC Sculpture , Relief Neo-Assyrian , 9th century BC Neo-Assyrian period, c.883-612 BC Creation Place: Assyria Alabaster

Fragment of a Wall Relief: Head of a Winged Genie, 883-859 BC Sculpture , Relief Neo-Assyrian , 9th century BC Neo-Assyrian period, c.883-612 BC Creation Place: Assyria Alabaster

Mesopotamia in History and Prophecy

Mesopotamia in History and Prophecy

Assyrian Reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud Iraq 10 by mharrsch, via Flickr

Assyrian Reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud Iraq 10 by mharrsch, via Flickr

The palace rooms at Nimrud were decorated with large stone slabs carved in low relief, with brightly painted walls and ceilings and sculptural figures guarding the doorways. The throne room contained narrative scenes commemorating the military victories of Ashurnasirpal, while in other areas of the palace were protective figures and images of the king and his retinue performing ritual acts

The palace rooms at Nimrud were decorated with large stone slabs carved in low relief, with brightly painted walls and ceilings and sculptural figures guarding the doorways. The throne room contained narrative scenes commemorating the military victories of Ashurnasirpal, while in other areas of the palace were protective figures and images of the king and his retinue performing ritual acts

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