Royal Lion Hunt on Chariot

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by Jan van der Crabben (Photographer)
published on 26 April 2012

Assyrian, c 645 - 635 BCE.

The king (recognizable by his distinctive hat) rides around the arena on a chariot shooting lions with arrows. His attendants fend off a lion that is attacking from behind.

Exhibited in the British Museum, London.

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