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Ortostatos de Nínive.

Ortostatos de Nínive.

Assyrian lion hunting relief from Nineveh.  Photo taken by Ealdgyth at the British Museum, London:    Lion hunt. Assyrian, about 865-860 BC. From Nimrud, North-West Palace, Room B, panel 19 (top). King Ashurnasirpal shoots at a wounded lion.

Assyrian lion hunting relief from Nineveh. Photo taken by Ealdgyth at the British Museum, London: Lion hunt. Assyrian, about 865-860 BC. From Nimrud, North-West Palace, Room B, panel 19 (top). King Ashurnasirpal shoots at a wounded lion.

Ortostatos, palacio Kalakh, S. IX a.C. Assurnassirpal cazando un león. Los ortostatos procedían de la tradición Siria y Anatolia del II milenio a.C. Los asirios los adapataron y reinterpretaron para expresar la concepción de realeza universal, complemento perfecto de la arquitectura. Su iconografía reproducía escenas de guerra y caza, el rey como  protagonista sustituyendo a los dioses. Por su envergadura y sus características plásticas constituyeron una verdadera novedad en el arte…

Ortostatos, palacio Kalakh, S. IX a.C. Assurnassirpal cazando un león. Los ortostatos procedían de la tradición Siria y Anatolia del II milenio a.C. Los asirios los adapataron y reinterpretaron para expresar la concepción de realeza universal, complemento perfecto de la arquitectura. Su iconografía reproducía escenas de guerra y caza, el rey como protagonista sustituyendo a los dioses. Por su envergadura y sus características plásticas constituyeron una verdadera novedad en el arte…

Assyrian sun god Shamash.

Assyrian sun god Shamash.

Relieve asirio (Palacio de Nínive).

Relieve asirio (Palacio de Nínive).

Winged protective spirit or apkallu, guarded entrance to king's private quarters, carries goat and giant ear of corn, alabaster wall panel relief, North West Palace, Nimrud, Kalhu, Iraq, neo-assyrian, 875BC-860BC

Winged protective spirit or apkallu, guarded entrance to king's private quarters, carries goat and giant ear of corn, alabaster wall panel relief, North West Palace, Nimrud, Kalhu, Iraq, neo-assyrian, 875BC-860BC

Ortostatos (Nínive)

Ortostatos (Nínive)

Terra Cotta figure, Berlin Staatliche Museum - Assyrian Palace carving (c. 800 BCE)

Terra Cotta figure, Berlin Staatliche Museum - Assyrian Palace carving (c. 800 BCE)

This is an Assyrian Bas Relief. The Assyrians were very good at depicting various images through these carvings. They are quite unique in my opinion. (Picture was found through google)

This is an Assyrian Bas Relief. The Assyrians were very good at depicting various images through these carvings. They are quite unique in my opinion. (Picture was found through google)

ASSUR RELIEF 10TH-6TH BCE Assyrian officer presents a new king to the vanquished Elamites at Madaktu after the battle of Til Tuba. Stone bas-relief (7th BCE) from the palace of Ashurbanipal in Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq). British Museum, London, Great Britain

ASSUR RELIEF 10TH-6TH BCE Assyrian officer presents a new king to the vanquished Elamites at Madaktu after the battle of Til Tuba. Stone bas-relief (7th BCE) from the palace of Ashurbanipal in Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq). British Museum, London, Great Britain

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