Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
Assyrian Gilgamesh Hero Overpowering a Lion Artifact Carved Sculpture Statue Sculpture Statue 14.5" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Replica
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This spirit, often identified with the hero Gilgamesh, who was a legendary figure but also a historical king of Uruk, probably incarnates the omnipotence of kingship: he is effortlessly overpowering a ferocious lion.
The contrast between the roaring lion and the hero's imperturbable strength highlights his magical power.
The set of ten bulls and two heroes, a royal heraldic emblem, was specially created for the facade of the throne room in the palace of Sargon II.
All these facades, built on the high terrace of the palace overlooking the city, were clearly visible from afar and bore witness to the king's grandeur.

the sculpture depicts a figure choking a lion. The spirit or hero overpowering the lion is in a frontal position, which is rare in Assyrian art and used only for creatures playing a magical role. In his right hand he holds a ceremonial weapon with a curved blade, known as a "harpe," which is a royal weapon.
He is wearing a short tunic with a large fringed shawl over it, hiding one leg and revealing the other. The eye contact with the visitor has a magical impact. His head is sculpted almost in the round; the eyes, once brightly colored, were meant to mesmerize the visitor. His hair and beard are styled like those of Assyrian dignitaries and the king.
The hero is wearing a bracelet with a rosette in the center. Excavations of the tombs of the queens at Nimrud yielded similar bracelets, which were made of gold and inlaid with precious stones to look like petals.
The lion is lifting its head and baring its teeth. Its muzzle is stylized with a series of radiating folds, which are also found on metal sculptures.name of Piankhi, the first known Sudanese statesman, dates the statuette of the XXV ° dynasty. He created, strengthening his hold on Upper Egypt around 730 BC,
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On display in the Louvre Museum
Khorsabad, Iraq.
Ancient Sumerian Civilization.
S. 722-705 BC.
Size: H. : 5,52 m. ; L. : 2,18 m. ; Pr. : 0,63 m.
Louvre = Richelieu wing Ground floor Room 229

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https://www.louvre.fr/en/oeuvre-notices/hero-overpowering-lion

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