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Dying Lioness - Item #4

$ 380.00

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20 Inches High x 33 Inches Wide x 3 Inches Deep

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.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: British Museum, London

Origin: Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh

Time Period: Assyrian, c. 650 B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 1