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Lion Hunt in Chariot - Item #3

$ 950.00

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38 Inches High x 56 Inches Wide x 3 Inches Deep

In the times of the kings of Assyria every action of the king had importance. Holding true to this, conquests in battle and successes in hunting were considered auspicious events and were recorded in relief sculpture in the throne rooms of the earlier palaces and then in later times on the walls of less official rooms. Contains cuneiform inscription.

 

Artist: Unknown

Museum: British Museum, London

Origin: Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud

Time Period: Assyrian c. 885-860 B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 2