Ashurbanipal II

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2016

This is a detail of a large wall relief of the so-called Assyrian lion-hunting scenes. This is the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal II. The King holds a long spear and is about to thrust it into a rearing lion's mouth (not shown here). Note the exquisitely and wonderfully carved dress, diadem, armlets, and rosette bracelet! Assyrian, about 645-635 BCE. From the North Palace at Nineveh (modern-day Mosul Governorate, Iraq), Room S, panels 11-14, middle row. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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