The Assyrians are Coming— Part Two

The anthropomorphic images of Assyrian rulers not surprisingly have heads that look like their rulers, but bodies of large animals (with wings). This is fairly common in the ANE (cf. the Babylonian images). But palaces did not just display the iconography of rulers, they also displayed images of battles won, conquered peoples, and mythological creatures. Here below are some of the images of these things. Notice that the falcon deity accessorizes— nice purse!

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  • Rachel Koopmans

    I went to the Mesopotamian exhibit (courtesy of the British Museum) in Melbourne last year – wonderful! This is my field of interest so thanks for sharing some great photos.

  • Ananas

    Assyrian king blind his captive kings

    http://sh.st/yerBy

    Assyrians counting the number of heads of their enemies

    http://sh.st/yerMm

    Assyrian relief representing the drama of lion confrontation

    http://sh.st/yer2o

    The horse driven two – wheel carts of the Assyrians

    http://sh.st/yer40


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