Assyrian Palace Reliefs

Originally adorning the Palace of Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II, the 7 foot, 3500 pound Assyrian Palace Reliefs let us look back in time to 879 B.C.E. at one of the world’s greatest ancient cultures. The Assyrian culture is the cradle of contemporary civilization, and the reliefs speak to the power, influence and control they had at a time when the world was not understood through the lens of modern science. Yet due to the scarcity of objects in western collections as compared to those from Ancient Egypt, much less is known. Learn more about this rare masterpiece with Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum.