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Unformatted text preview: - Relief carvings - Likely was an archway - Use of lion is most significant thing- Lamassu -Recreated in museum - Asyrian guardian that takes form of a man headed, winged bull - Has horns - Serves as a protector - Not sculpted at palace; recorded in relief - 5 legs, appears standing from front; walking from side - Example as descriptive approach to representation - Ashurbanipal hunting lions - Comes from a palace Ashabonapol - Goal was to glorify the king as a powerful leader - Relief Carving - Ashubanapol hunting lions for sport - Increasing naturalism seen here - Ishtar Gate; Babylon, Iraq - Babylon - Not in original location; restored in a museum - Ishtar is a Mesopotamian deity - Built by Nebakanezer II; wanted to restore Babylon to a great city - 1 of 8 of the gateways - Painted...
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- Spring '08