Roar!


Here is another look back at antiquity from the Pergamon Museum. This particular work can be found on the Ishtar Gate - there are rows of different animals, such as dragons and goats but the lions were my favorite. I know this isn't exactly a mural, but I think it's close enough. For more "wall art" head to Monday Mural.

19 comments:

  1. how neat! i want to touch the textures, but i'm sure that is frowned upon or forbidden. :)

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  2. It is a terrific tile work lion. My attitude is that if you think it is a mural, it's a mural.

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  3. What a wonderful roaring lion! I can here him from here! ;-)

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  4. It qualifies as a mural! Beautiful!

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  5. Now this is a mural!!! Love it!

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  6. A very impressive looking lion!

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  7. Hey, that is looking familiar. Yes a very impressive and old mural. Thanks for showing.

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  8. Murals on or in brickwork are often intriguing. I think it's the contradiction of the straight lines of the brickwork to the artistry of the mural.

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  9. i love that, i've never seen anything like it!

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  10. Saw a great documentary on Pergamon not too long ago that also included a piece on the museum. Lovely bit of brickwork above!

    ~Lindy

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  11. Who cares if it is a mural or not, it's gorgeous. I love it!

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  12. If it's a painting on a wall I'd classify it as a mural. And I ain't lion!

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  13. Simple and wonderful!

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  14. Tu fais fort pour le Monday Mural ! Et dire que je n'y suis jamais (encore) allée !

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  15. I'm impressed by how dynamic this lion seems, even though he is frozen in time and in mastic. Beautiful. Thanks, Halcyon, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  16. It's a very well-preserved lion and a clear photo of it.

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