Assyrian Motif Scarf

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<p>Exclusive to the Museum: a screen printed silk scarf inspired by Assyrian motifs.</p> <p>The traditional colours of Assyrian motifs were usually red, blue, gold, white and black were typically used by the Assyrians on their painted and sculpted ornaments, often found in Assyrian palaces.</p> <p>The mighty Assyrian empire began as the small city-state of Ashur in what is now the north-eastern region of Iraq. It first asserted control over a large area in the 14th century BC, but by the 12th century BC it had collapsed.</p> <p>By the 7th century BC, the last great Assyrian king, Ashurbanipal, ruled over a geographically and culturally diverse empire, shaping the lives of peoples from the eastern Mediterranean to western Iran.</p> <p><b>More about the exhibition </b></p> <p>The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria (8 November 2018 – 24 February 2019) tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. Ashurbanipal was king of the Assyrian empire and is thought to be its last great ruler.</p> <p>At the time of his reign (669–c. 631 BC), Assyria was the largest empire in the world, stretching from Cyprus in the west to Iran in the east, and at one point even included Egypt.</p> <p>The exhibition explores Ashurbanipal’s world through spectacular displays that evoke his palace and highlights the importance of preserving Iraq’s rich cultural heritage for future generations.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a silk scarf inspired by ancient Assyrian motifs.

The repeating print of this vibrant scarf recalls the brightly coloured paintings and ornaments found in Assyrian palaces. The decorative birds, flowers and disc designs are also common features of Assyrian art.

The Assyrian Empire covers a vast stretch of ancient history, from around 2600 BC till 609 BC. During its reign, the Empire spanned many modern day middle-eastern countries as well as moving into the Mediterranean. The British Museum houses an impressive collection of Assyrian sculptures, including the distinctive lamassau winged bulls.

A striking gift that celebrates Assyrian design.

  • Product Code: CMCT63750
  • T.P: 21.09
  • Dimensions: H90 x W90cm
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.12 Kg

<p>Exclusive to the Museum: a screen printed silk scarf inspired by Assyrian motifs.</p> <p>The traditional colours of Assyrian motifs were usually red, blue, gold, white and black were typically used by the Assyrians on their painted and sculpted ornaments, often found in Assyrian palaces.</p> <p>The mighty Assyrian empire began as the small city-state of Ashur in what is now the north-eastern region of Iraq. It first asserted control over a large area in the 14th century BC, but by the 12th century BC it had collapsed.</p> <p>By the 7th century BC, the last great Assyrian king, Ashurbanipal, ruled over a geographically and culturally diverse empire, shaping the lives of peoples from the eastern Mediterranean to western Iran.</p> <p><b>More about the exhibition </b></p> <p>The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria (8 November 2018 – 24 February 2019) tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. Ashurbanipal was king of the Assyrian empire and is thought to be its last great ruler.</p> <p>At the time of his reign (669–c. 631 BC), Assyria was the largest empire in the world, stretching from Cyprus in the west to Iran in the east, and at one point even included Egypt.</p> <p>The exhibition explores Ashurbanipal’s world through spectacular displays that evoke his palace and highlights the importance of preserving Iraq’s rich cultural heritage for future generations.</p>

Exclusive to the British Museum, a silk scarf inspired by ancient Assyrian motifs.

The repeating print of this vibrant scarf recalls the brightly coloured paintings and ornaments found in Assyrian palaces. The decorative birds, flowers and disc designs are also common features of Assyrian art.

The Assyrian Empire covers a vast stretch of ancient history, from around 2600 BC till 609 BC. During its reign, the Empire spanned many modern day middle-eastern countries as well as moving into the Mediterranean. The British Museum houses an impressive collection of Assyrian sculptures, including the distinctive lamassau winged bulls.

A striking gift that celebrates Assyrian design.

  • Product Code: CMCT63750
  • T.P: 21.09
  • Dimensions: H90 x W90cm
  • Material: 100% silk
  • Postage Weight: 0.12 Kg
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