Lion In Relief

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© Vladan Djordjevic
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Taken in Istanbul, July 2008, Museum of the Ancient Orient
The ancient lion of Babylon on the Ishtar Gate was made of molded brick with polychrome glaze and appeared along the side of the 'Processional Way' in Babylon around 604-562 B.C. The 'Processional Way' led out of the city through the massive Ishtar Gate, the lion was the symbol of Ishtar, the goddess of war and fertility. There were some 120 lions such as this one decorated along the walls. Several museum around the world are in posession of these polychrome lions.

15 responses

  • Sarah Dudley

    Sarah Dudley gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Awesome- love the colors

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    cool!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    A beautiful composition, the colors are wonderful and thanks for the write-up on what it is. Perfect focus.

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Great shot and writeup!!!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Scary fairy tale!!! Voted yes :))

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    YEAH !!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Oh...Yeah! It rocks!

  • Mark Cox

    Mark Cox gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    Excellent.

  • Renata Gusciora

    Renata Gusciora said (31 Dec 2008):

    Fantastuic compo,lighting and colors,super,Vladan!!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (9 Jun 2010):

    My vote: YEAH !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (26 Jun 2010):

    voted!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (16 Jul 2010):

    MY VOTE!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Aug 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2010):

    It definitely rocks!! My vote

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