Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Detail of L. gate tower wall w/ bulls and dragons. "
(625 BCE - 539 BCE)
6th c BCE Iraqui Babylonian (Neo) Architectural Sculpture
604 BCE-562 BCE
6th c BCE
Clay; Brick; Glaze
Firing (clay); Molded; Glazing (clay)
Berlin. Pergamon Museum (Antiken-Sammlung)[Antiquities Coll.]
"Part of the famous reconstructed defensive Ishtar Gate of Babylon, this is a frontal view of three animal figures. They are along one sidewall of a stepped battlement. The relief bulls represent Adad: God of weather. The dragon represents the Babylonian supreme god, Marduk. The fired and glazed clay bricks walls also include patterned bands. "
Caption: NEO-BABYLONIAN Anonymous | Ishtar Gate, Babylon. Detail of L. gate tower wall w/ bulls and dragons. | 604 BCE-562 BCE | Neo-Babylonian | Babylonian (Neo) | ©Mark Levy | brlml042"
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