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3/3/11 Altar of Tikulti-Ninurta I (1244-1208) o Would have been contemporary of Tudhaliya IV o Continuous narrative o Portrays ruler as pious and humble before gods Neo-Assyrian Period (1000-612) --- Assurnasirpal II (883-859) --- Northwest Palace at Nimrud (Calah) --- Lamassu: portal guardian figures Assurnasirpal II (883-859) o Located by flat top of hat o Major effort for territorial expansion In previous century expansion began, but he accelerated it o Founders Stele Found in Nimrud Details founding of his Northwest Palace Shows himself and then writing Assyrian rulers always tried to outdo predecessors’ palace o Northwest Palace Sprawling complex Lamassu Guardian statues – used for throne room Also served as portal jams
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Unformatted text preview: • Two types o First with bulls body, wings, and human head o Second type has body of a lion o Assurnasirpal with Griffins Feature continuous cuneiform passage over and over • Also on back of slab Eunuchs also displayed • Identified by lack of wings and lack of beard Images appear similar in different examples • King may have issued “standard” images with which to be copied o Throne room Entrance is guarded by lamassu Has panels depicting worshippers of the king • Would tell people entering how to act Depicts himself with the tree of life and god Assur • Implies he has a special relationship with the god and is a sort of bringer of life...
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