Dying Lioness - Item #4
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Part of the reliefs depicting Ashurbanipal hunting lions, this relief details a wounded lioness paralyzed by the spears that pierce her spine dragging her hindquarters. The blood streaming from her wounds are a recurring detail seen in Assyrian art and reveal the savage nature of the hunters. c.650 B.C.E.
Museum: British Museum, London
Origin: Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh
Time Period: Assyrian1911 Catalog ID # - 1