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Britishmuseumassyrianrelieftwohorsemennimrud - Art of Mesopotamia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Britishmuseumassyrianrelieftwohorsemennimrud - Art of Mesopotamia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nineveh Neo-Assyrian: Relief showing king pouring libation over dead lions Assyria, ca 645–640 BC. British Mus, London  Image: © The Trustees of the British Museum

Nineveh Neo-Assyrian: Relief showing king pouring libation over dead lions Assyria, ca 645–640 BC. British Mus, London Image: © The Trustees of the British Museum

Oannes. God Fish. From Wikipedia: "Adapa as a fisherman was iconographically portrayed as a fish-man composite. . .Adapa was a mortal man from a godly lineage, a son of Ea (Enki in Sumerian), the god of wisdom and of the ancient city of Eridu, who brought the arts of civilization to that city."

Oannes. God Fish. From Wikipedia: "Adapa as a fisherman was iconographically portrayed as a fish-man composite. . .Adapa was a mortal man from a godly lineage, a son of Ea (Enki in Sumerian), the god of wisdom and of the ancient city of Eridu, who brought the arts of civilization to that city."

Brooklyn Museum: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: Relief of Eagle-Headed Winged Figure Standing Between Two Sacred Trees

Brooklyn Museum: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: Relief of Eagle-Headed Winged Figure Standing Between Two Sacred Trees

Assyrian King Esarhaddon - Upon the death of Sennacherib, his son "Esarhaddon" (680-669 B.C.), became Assyria's king.  After a failed attempt, his forces finally took Memphis, the Egyptian capital in 671 B.C.   Esarhaddon reorganized the political structure in the north, establishing Nekau/Necho I (a Libyan) as first king of the 26th dynasty at Sais.

Assyrian King Esarhaddon - Upon the death of Sennacherib, his son "Esarhaddon" (680-669 B.C.), became Assyria's king. After a failed attempt, his forces finally took Memphis, the Egyptian capital in 671 B.C. Esarhaddon reorganized the political structure in the north, establishing Nekau/Necho I (a Libyan) as first king of the 26th dynasty at Sais.

Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right The figures in the reliefs from King Ashur-nair-pal II’s palace, including the king himself, are sometimes depicted with wrist- and headbands decorated with rosettes. Culture: Assyrian Medium: Alabaster Place Made: Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq) Dates: ca. 883-859 B.C.E.

Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right The figures in the reliefs from King Ashur-nair-pal II’s palace, including the king himself, are sometimes depicted with wrist- and headbands decorated with rosettes. Culture: Assyrian Medium: Alabaster Place Made: Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq) Dates: ca. 883-859 B.C.E.

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