Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Assyrian Mesopotamian Babylonian Persian Reproductions

Sumerian and Babylonian peoples of ancient Mesopotamia created civilizations which had an artistic tradition of remarkable antiquity, variety, and richness, as revealed by excavations at Ur, Babylon, Uruk (Erech), Mari, Kish, and Lagash. With the ascent to power of Sargon of Akkad, Sumerian art reached new heights of expression, particularly in sculpture. The greatest known examples reflecting that splendor include a bronze head thought to be a portrait of Sargon himself. The Akkadians spread cuneiform writing throughout the Middle East. An Assyrian artistic style distinct from that of Babylonian Mesopotamian, and Sumerian art emerged c.1500 B.C. and lasted until the fall of Nineveh in 612 B.C. The characteristic Assyrian art form was the polychrome carved stone relief that decorated imperial monuments. The precisely delineated reliefs concern royal affairs, chiefly hunting and war making. Among the best known of Assyrian reliefs are the lion-hunt alabaster carvings showing Assurnasirpal II (9th cent. BC) and Assurbanipal (7th cent. BC). Babylonia was not to be reborn until Nebuchadnezzar divided the Assyrian lands with the Medes in 612 B.C. Under his rule the Babylonians developed to perfection one of their most striking arts: the great polychrome-glazed brick walls modeled in relief, the foremost example of which is the Ishtar gates of Babylon. Less than a century later Babylonia fell prey to more invasions, and the Persians, Macedonians, and Romans ruled it in succession. The great Mesopotamian civilizations were forgotten until archaeologists of the 19th century brought them to light again.

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Ancient Persian Horse from Persepolis

Ancient Persian Horse from Persepolis

Item No. 015
Dimensions: W: 23" H: 28" D: 12" (58cm x 71cm x 30cm)
$5,499.00
Griffin Console Table

Griffin Console Table

Item No. 276
Dimensions: W: 51.75" H: 37" (131cm x 94cm)
$2,099.00
Sargon of Akkad Akkadia Bust

Sargon of Akkad Akkadia Bust

Item No. A001
Dimensions: 21" tall (53.5cm)
$899.00
Griffin Pedestal

Griffin Pedestal

Item No. 182
Dimensions: W: 8.5" H: 32.75" D: 15" (22cm x 83cm x 38cm)
$869.00
Empire Griffins Plaque

Empire Griffins Plaque

Item No. 233
Dimensions: W: 40" H: 18" D: 2" (102cm x 46cm x 5cm)
$519.00
Assyrian Dying Lioness Relief Plaque

Assyrian Dying Lioness Relief Plaque

Item No. F1097
Dimensions: 34"W x 2 x 19"H (86 cm x 5 cm x 48 cm)
$399.00
Harappan Rock Crystal Bead Necklace

Harappan Rock Crystal Bead Necklace

Item No. J258
Dimensions: Length 19 in
$329.00
Ancient Near Eastern Saba kingdom Bull sculpture statue

Ancient Near Eastern Saba kingdom Bull sculpture statue

Item No. S166
Dimensions: 8''H x 2 3/4''W x 9''D including base
$249.00
Assyrian King Ashurbanipal Hunt Nineveh Relief PLAQUE

Assyrian King Ashurbanipal Hunt Nineveh Relief PLAQUE

Item No. 2004L
Dimensions: 27.5"W x 22"H (70 x 56 cm)
$249.00
Babylonian Sun Shield Pendant

Babylonian Sun Shield Pendant

Item No. J275
Dimensions: Pendant diameter 1 3/4 in.; chain length 24 in
$225.00
Sumerian Hoop Earrings

Sumerian Hoop Earrings

Item No. J143
Dimensions: Length 1 1/4 in
$165.00
Assyrian Empire Nimrud Palace Wingged Guard Bookends Reproduction

Assyrian Empire Nimrud Palace Wingged Guard Bookends Reproduction

Item No. S311
Dimensions: 9.5''H x 4''W x 8.25''D
$149.00
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