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The Statue of Ashurnasirpal II is a rare example of Assyrian sculpture in the round that was found in the mid nineteenth century at the ancient site of Kalhu (now known as Nimrud) by the famous archaeologist Austen Henry Layard. Dating from 883-859 BC, the statue has long been admired for its flawless condition and the high quality of its craftsmanship. The statue was originally placed in the Temple of Ishtar to remind the deity of the king's devotion & piety

Statue of Ashurnasirpal II, Ishtar Sharrat-niphi temple Neo-Assyrian, circa BC

Statue of Gudea, Neo-Sumerian,    ca 2090 B.C., Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello), diorite. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Seated statue of Gudea, b. Neo-Sumerian period Probably Tello (ancient Girsu), southern Mesopotamia Diorite

Mesopotamian lama deity, a bull with a human head, kind, protective spirits associated with the great sun god Shamash. In one inscription, an Assyrian king called upon lama deities to "turn back an evil person, guard the steps, and secure the path of the king who fashioned them." 2100-2000 BCE Serpentine, a smooth green stone the color of life-giving water in a desert area. The hollowed-out shapes on the body originally were inlaid with pearly shell or lapis lazuli. MFAH

Mesopotamian lama deities were kind, protective spirits associated with the great sun god Shamash. This deity is depicted with a sensitive f.

Temple of Artemis - Ephesus, Turkey

Artemis statue in Selcuk Museum, Ephesus, Turkey. Her temple at Ephesus in Lydia was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, with a colossal statue of the goddess some 40 feet high

museumofclassicalantiquities:  Limestone statue of Sumerian man  The man posture and position of his hands indicate that he is a pious man. He is a priest or perhaps a god.  Sumerian, 3000 - 2500 BC  Found in the ancient temple of Khafaje, northeast of the modern city Baghdad.  Source: Worcester Art Museum

Limestone statue of Sumerian man The man posture and position of his hands indicate that he is a pious man. He is a priest or perhaps a god. Sumerian, 3000 - 2500 BC Found in the ancient temple of Khafaje, northeast of the modern city Baghdad.

The Guennol Lioness, a 5000-yr-old limestone statue found in Bagdad, Iraq

The Guennol Lioness, 3000 - 2800 B.Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq, depicting a well-muscled anthromorphic lioness.

Votive Statue, Khafajah Mesopotamian Art on Loan to the Beijing World Art Museum

What Science Has Learned about the Rise of Urban Mesopotamia

Votive Statue, Khafajah Mesopotamian Art on Loan to the Beijing World Art Museum. Mesopotamian depictions of people both in sculpture and in painting featured very large eyes. This was also the case for Egyptian art.

ca. 2000 BCE Elamite God with a gold hand, copper and gold. Susa, Discovery location Khuzestan, Iran. Louvre.

Elamite God with a gold hand, copper and gold (ca. 2000 BCE) / Susa / found in Khuzestan, Iran / Louvre

Buna göre; insanlar çok kötülükler yapmaya, tanrının emirlerini dinlememeye başlamışlar. Tanrılar meclisi de bir tufan çıkararak insanlığın tamamını öldürmeye karar vermiş, ama bu karar gizli kalması gerektiği halde Tanrı Enki (Ea), durumu Ziusudra’ya bildirmiştir. Çünkü Ziusudra, iyi bir insan ve tanrıların emirlerini dinleyen biridir.

The Dead Sea Scrolls mention King Gilgamesh of Uruk as one of the mighty Nephilim giants. Hero mastering a lion. Relief from the façade of the throne room, Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad (Dur Sharrukin), BCE.

The history of Sumer is counted as lasting from about 3500 BCE until 2000 BCE, where after other cultures, based upon the Sumerian, continued the civilization

This Sumerian votive of a priest with an offering to a god is standing in for a worshiper symbolically engaging in continuous prayer. His eyes are exaggerated in fixed attentiveness.

Escultura de Gilgamesh, héroe sumerio y rey de Uruk. Reproducción arqueológica de escultura sumeria. Idóneo para un regalo exclusivo.

Escultura de Gilgamesh, héroe sumerio y rey de Uruk. Reproducción arqueológica de escultura sumeria. Idóneo para un regalo exclusivo.

Middle Classic, Teotihuacan style Two-part incensario in architectural model, A.D. 400–600 Ceramic with traces of pigment top: h. 55.0 cm., diam. 29.0 cm. (21 5/8 x 11 7/16 in.) base: h. 17.0 cm., diam. 28.5 cm. (6 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.) Place made: Maya area, Esquintla, Guatemala

Middle Classic, Teotihuacan style Two-part incensario in architectural model, A. Ceramic with traces of pigment top. Place made: Maya area, Esquintla, Guatemala.

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