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Ashurbanipal sacrificing the lions he has killed, in Assyria more
King Ashurbanipal ruled over what was then the largest empire the world had ever seen, now called the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The empire lasted for around three hundred years (911 – 612 BCE).
The scene in the picture, in luxurious reds and golds, is described as being based on a scene from the bas-reliefs from the Temple of Nineveh, in the British Museum. I am not sure why someone is carrying an umbrella.
The caption in Spanish reads as follows:
Asurbanipal ofrece en sacrificio los leones muertos por el.
(Detalles exactos de los bajo-relieves del Meseo Britanico)
Three contributors are credited:
The artist: D. Baixeras.
The printer: Mir Tarradas, Comas y Cª,—Editores.
The lithographer: A. Casanovas,—Lit..
D. Baixeras is