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Bas-relief of wounded Lioness. 87 x 47 cm.

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Description

Classical bas-relief of high quality made in reconstituted marble (marble dust and synthetic resin).

Patina of aging applied with natural earth. Reproduction inspired in ancient models from museums. Marble and stone textures.

Measurements: Width: 87 cm. Height: 47 cm.

This is a reproduction of a fragment of the bas-relief called ‘Assurbanipal hunting the lion‘, which decorates the palace of Assurbanipal in the city of Nineveh. It is dated to between 668 and 626 BC and is housed in the British Museum in London.

The best-known work from the magnificent ensemble of Assurbanipal’s hunts is the Wounded Lioness. Three arrows are stuck in its body, and one of them seems to have broken its spine, tearing muscles and sinews so that its hind legs have been immobilised. But the beast crawls along in a rage, with only the great effort of its forelimbs.

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