The Assyrian Arts of War
Nigel Tallis (British Museum)
Thursday 17 October, 2.30 pm
Late Assyrian art flourished from the 9th century BC until the end of the empire in the late 7th century BC. It is represented powerfully in the stone relief decoration of ancient palaces, and it was in this medium that it made its impact when first recovered in the mid-19th century. British Museum curator Nigel Tallis examines the arts of the region and the interaction between conflict, power and ideology in the evolution of the arts of ‘reality’.
Part of the Art of Ancient Civilisations lecture series, organised by the Art Fund and taking place in Lecture Theatre at the Wallace Collection
Booking through the Art Fund: please call 0844 415 4100 (Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm)