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Main Reconstruction of Main Hall of an Assyrian Palace - Henry Layard

Beautiful reconstruction of the hall of an Assyrian palace restored from the actual remains under vthe direction of Sir Austen Henry Layard. The panelling is of sculptured alabaster slabs, the ceiling is formed by beams of wood painted, gilded, and inlaid. The king is seen entering through a great portal flanked by winged and human-headed lion, accompanied by his attendant eunuch and vizier, and received by musicians playing a kind of harp. The costumes have been taken from drawings of those in actual sculptures.

From Wonders of the Past