A Guide To The Exhibition Galleries Of The British Museum, Bloomsbury; Departments Of Printed Books, Manuscripts, Prints And Drawings, Coins And Medal by British Museum

A Guide To The Exhibition Galleries Of The British Museum, Bloomsbury; Departments Of Printed Books…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...tributaries, and the inscriptions record the names of the donors, amongst whom are Jehu "son of Omri," the Israelitish king, and Hazael, the contemporary king of Syria. Against the two pilasters stand two statues excavated by Mr. Ras-sam in the South-eastern edifice of Nimroud, each representing the god Nebo, and bearing an inscription to the effect that it was made by a sculptor of Nimroud by the order of Rammanu-nirari (a king who reigned about B.c. 780), and of his wife Sammuramat, who is supposed to be the original of the somewhat mythical Semiramis of the Greek and Roman writers. Here, too, are placed some of the larger antiquities discovered by Mr. Rassam in 1878-1879. One is an altar from the temple at Nimroud, and the other is a cylindrical object inscribed with the genealogy of Rammanu-uirari. On the other side of the pilasters stand portions of inscribed slabs from Karkemish, excavated by Consul Henderson in 1879. On the opposite, or Western side of the room, are some bas-reliefs discovered by Mr. Layard in the ruins of the Central edifice at Nimroud, which are supposed to be intermediate in date between the ruins already referred to and those of the great edifice at the North-west quarter of the mound. The subjects are chiefly military. To the left, or Southern side of the passage from the Hellenic Room, is seen the evacuation of a captured city, in which (as well as in the bas-relief immediately above) the various quadrupeds introduced are portrayed with great fidelity and spirit, the sculptor, as usual in Assyrian art, exhibiting greater power in the treatment of animal subjects than of the human form. On the other side of the passage are three representations of sieges, in which the mounds thrown up by the besiegers, their...

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Title:A Guide To The Exhibition Galleries Of The British Museum, Bloomsbury; Departments Of Printed Books…Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335624

ISBN - 13:9780217335621

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