Experts and archaeologists have been stumped over finding the real meaning behind the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal, which are sculpted slabs of ancient alabaster that once adorned the walls of a royal palace in Upper Mesopotamia. The 7th-century BC gypsum panels that seem to display a narrative of the majestic might of Assyrian King Ashurbanipal as he slaughtered lions, is more than its surface narrative. A single piece of jewelry reveals the true meaning of these sculptures. Kelly Grovier explains the mystery behind the artwork for BBC. Check the full piece here.
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