Collins has produced a masterly work which successfully presents this fascinating but huge corpus in a manner which is both erudite and accessible to the public. To produce a volume such as this is a difficult task and Collins has achieved it with remarkable success. Scholars and public alike owe him a great debt
    John MacGinnis, JRAS – series 3, Volume 19/3 – 2009

    Assyrian Palace Sculptures

    SKU: cmc11674

    £25.00 Members' price *


    "Paul Collins leads a breathtaking lion hunt in his marvellous introduction to one of the British Museum's fiercest and most famous treasures." -The Times.

    Between the ninth and seventh centuries BC the small kingdom of Assyria in northern Iraq expanded through conquest to dominate the region from Egypt to Iran. The power of the Assyrian kings was reflected in the creation of a series of magnificent palaces, in which the walls of principal rooms and courtyards were lined with huge panels of alabaster, carved with images of the monarch as priest, victorious warrior and hunter. Together, the sculptures constitute some of the most impressive and eloquent witnesses of the ancient Middle East.This book serves as a superb visual introduction to what are undoubtedly some of the greatest works of art from the ancient world, showcasing a series of specially taken photographs of the British Museum's unrivalled collection of Assyrian sculptures.


    Product code: cmc11674
    Exhibition: Babylon: Myth and Reality
    Price category: £10 to £25
    World culture: Assyria
    ISBN: 9780714111674
    Number of pages: 144
    Size: 260x254mm
    llustrations: 143 colour
    Publication date: 2008-10-20
    Weight: 1.078kg
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