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Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Processional Way, detail of one guardian lion.

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Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Processional Way, detail of one guardian lion.
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.]
brlm0668
"Part of the famous reconstructed defensive Ishtar Gate of Babylon, this is a frontal view of one guardian lion on the wall of the associated Processional Way. The relief lion represents 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."

Caption: NEO-BABYLONIAN Anonymous | Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Processional Way, detail of one guardian lion. | 604 BCE-562 BCE | Neo-Babylonian | Babylonian (Neo) | ©Mark Levy | brlml039"

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