Art Documentary

Day:
Thursday
Date:
29/08/2013
Start:
18:00
End:
18:50
Event type:
Film
Location:
Lecture Theatre
Admission:
Free

Baroque Room 12, c.1930.

Free screening of a documentary about the Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs. No booking necessary.

Part of the BBC documentary series, Masterpieces of the British Museum. Among the greatest artistic masterpieces of the ancient world, the Assyrian reliefs were found in the 19th century by an Iraqi archaeologist working for the British in competition with the French. The stone reliefs depict the great Assyrian monarch King Ashburnipal in his favoured practice of hunting lions.

Duration: 30 minutes.