History of Sculpture

Assyrian Black Obelisk of Salamander Ill a large and solid late one. The conquest of the whole of Mesopotamia and much surrounding territory by the Assyrian created a larger and wealthier state than the region had known before, and very grandiose art in palaces and public places, no doubt partly intended to match the splendor … Read more

History of Sculpture (Europe)

Many masterpieces have also been found at the Royal Cemetery at Our (c. 2650 SC), including the two figures of a Ram in a Thicket, the Copper Bull and a bull’s head on one of the Lyres of I-Jar. From the many subsequent periods before the ascendancy of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in the 10th century … Read more