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Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Processional Way, detail of two guardian lions. "
6th c BCE Iraqui Babylonian (Neo) Architectural Sculpture

NEO-BABYLONIAN Anonymous (625 BCE - 539 BCE)
604 BCE-562 BCE
6th c BCE
Clay; Brick; Glaze
Firing (clay); Molded; Glazing (clay)
Babylonian (Neo)
Architectural Sculpture.
Babylon. Iraq.
Berlin. Pergamon Museum (Antiken-Sammlung)[Antiquities Coll.]
brlm0667
"Part of the famous reconstructed defensive Ishtar Gate of Babylon, this is a frontal view of two guardian lions on the walls of the associated Processional Way. The relief lions represent Ishtar: Goddess of love and war. Fired and glazed clay bricks (w/ some molded) make up the walls façade. The walls also include patterned bands and rosettes. Notes continued: Processional Way was also known as ‘May the enemy not prevail.’"

Caption: NEO-BABYLONIAN Anonymous | Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Processional Way, detail of two guardian lions. | 604 BCE-562 BCE | Neo-Babylonian | Babylonian (Neo) | ©Mark Levy | brlml038"

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