Scribes, Scholars, Masons and Neo-Assyrian Palace Relief Sculpture

The images that adorned the palaces of the Neo-Assyrian kings from Assurnasirpal II to Assurbanipal were arguably some of the most exquisite art of the first great civilisationsThis lecture looks at the different and competing roles of its creators; the scribes, scholars and masons who vied for recognition and power in the eyes of the Neo-Assyrian kings.

Magic and Protective Imagery in Mesopotamian Art

This lecture examines the different representations of hybrid beings in Mesopotamian art and considers the role of the Apkallu as sages, learned scholars, magicians and soothsayers.

 

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