Reliefs, carved slabs
Reliefs would be carved out of gypsum slabs
Lion Hunt from the north palace that belonged to king Ashurbanipal ( 668-631 BC)
Depicts king slaying lions in an arena, each slab like a page of a story
Lions are strong and muscular in their features and they represent the violence of nature
Kings are larger and wear crowns
Reliefs would fill hall ways
Glorification of the king
Selective only depicted enemy deaths
- Placed in public reception rooms
Guardian of Lamassu
sculpted in high relief on two sides of a rectangular block
heads effectively in the round (and also five legs, so that both views seem complete)
marked fortified royal gateways
- produced little sculptures
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