Musicians with a Tame Lion

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 24 August 2017

This gypsum wall panel relief depicts two musicians, playing a harp and a lyre. One is a young man wearing a feather headdress and the other is a woman wearing a fillet of large beads. A tame lion beneath palms and cypresses appears. The whole scene appears to be in a garden. Neo-Assyrian Period, 645-635 BCE. Panel 5 of Room E, The North Palace at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, August 24). Musicians with a Tame Lion. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6964/musicians-with-a-tame-lion/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Musicians with a Tame Lion." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2017. Web. 16 May 2022.

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