Customers Area
Forgot Password?
Sign up & Register
  • Your Shopping Cart is empty.

Nebuchadnezzar Lion Of Babylon Ishtar Gate

Nebuchadnezzar Lion Of Babylon Ishtar Gate

The Processional Way in Babylon, which passed through the Ishtar Gate, was a significant pathway adorned with walls covered in glazed bricks depicting lions. This architectural marvel held great importance in the ancient city, serving as a grand entrance to ceremonial processions and symbolizing the power and grandeur of Babylonian civilization. The lions depicted on the glazed bricks were rendered in a stylized manner, showcasing their majestic presence and strength. They were depicted in a walking or standing position, their bodies portrayed in profile view, and their heads turned to face the viewer. The use of glazed bricks allowed for a range of colors and details, with the lions' bodies often featuring a combination of shades, such as browns, oranges, and yellows, to create a lifelike appearance.

Image ID#: 8967 / Category: Arts / Price: 499$
Nebuchadnezzar Lion Of Babylon Ishtar Gate
© Copyright 2005 - / Sam Mugraby, Boxist Stock Photography, All rights reserved.


Get a License & Immediate Download: This image is available under our Comprehensive All-Inclusive License, suitable for personal, non-profit, educational, business and commercial use.

Original size499.00

Original file max size / Image type and details:

High quality JPG: 7000x4666 Pixels  / File size:  7.30 Mb.

© Copyright Notice: This image is the exclusive property of Photography, and is protected by copyright law. Unauthorized use of these images is prohibited. We reserve the right to pursue unauthorized users and to seek damages for copyright infringement.

ancient animal archeological archeology art artwork babylon babylonian beast brick ceramic creature culture decoration deity design fragment gate glazed goddess heritage historical history ishtar lion mosaic museum mythical old panel persian stone tile

Please note: While we strive to provide accurate descriptions for our images, please be aware that some descriptions may not be entirely accurate. Images may depict events, figures, symbols and descriptions may reflect the societal norms of their time, but may not align with current understanding as they are presented within their respective cultural or historical context.

The Evangelist Matthew Mosaic At The Catholicon Inside The Holy Sepulchre Church
The Evangelist Matthew Mosaic At The Catholicon Inside The Holy Sepulchre Church

In the corner of the Catholicon chapel inside the Holy Sepulchre Church in the old city of Jerusalem, a breathtaking mosaic painting of the Evangelist Matthew comes to life. The artistic masterpiece captures the essence of Matthew the Apostle, portrayed sitting on a chair with intricate details that reflect the craftsmanship of the mosaic. Matthew holds a book in his lap, symbolizing the Gospel attributed to him, and in his other hand, a feather pen poised to write. The meticulous rendering of these elements adds a sense of realism and depth to the mosaic, bringing the evangelist's persona to the forefront. Behind Matthew, the mosaic extends to depict a decorative wall of a castle building. The castle wall, adorned with ornate details, serves as a symbolic backdrop, suggesting the enduring strength and foundation of the Christian faith. An angel, perhaps a celestial messenger, gracefully hovers beside the castle, adding an ethereal touch to the composition. Atop the castle wall, the name "Evangelist Matthew" is inscribed in Latin letters, linking the visual narrative to the historical and spiritual context of the Christian tradition. The lettering serves as both an identifier and a testament to the role of Matthew in spreading the teachings of Christ. The scene unfolds as a harmonious blend of artistic expression and religious symbolism, creating a serene and contemplative atmosphere within the chapel. The mosaic becomes a visual journey into the spiritual legacy of Matthew, situated within the sacred confines of the Holy Sepulchre Church—a place that resonates with centuries of Christian history and reverence.