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Jan. 20th, 2014

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Assyrian Lion Hunt

Assyrian Lion Hunt


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I feel rather bad for the lions in these murals (which are hung in the British Museum). But the murals themselves are splendid: a whole series of Assyrian works, depicting warfare and a royal lion hunt, full of action and excitement. They aren’t easy to photograph — the images run on continually, making it hard to choose a useful framing — but the diagonal line of this one worked out well, I think.

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From:yhlee
Date:January 21st, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
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I really like this one. My God, the detail.
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From:swan_tower
Date:January 22nd, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
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I know, right? And they go on for yards. I don't even know how long they are in total.
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From:auriaephiala
Date:January 24th, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
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Beautiful!

I believe there are some smaller panels like these in the Oriental Institute in Chicago which really impressed me when I saw them.
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From:swan_tower
Date:January 25th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
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I'll have to look for them -- I might be in Chicago at some point later this year.
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