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Ashurbanipal by Damnans Ashurbanipal by Damnans
Oil on Canvas
130 x 130 cm
2003

Last of the great kings of Assyria (reigned 668 to c. 627 BC), who assembled in Nineveh the first systematically organized library in the Ancient Near East, which contained more than 20,000 tablets.
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babylonkid Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016   Artisan Crafter
Excellent.
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VakaPyro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! The little wall murals are incredibly detailed, and your shading work is absolutely impeccable! I'm definitely in admiration as to how you did this, you have done massive justice to this figure! Thank you for making it.
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Ryan-Neal Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
I'm so jealous of your skill. Oh, and did they have library cards back then?
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Ayyu-Arku Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
My god... this is beautiful! The king would be pleased if he ever saw this. I mean, the linens, the decorations, Assurbanipal's beard and wise old eyes.... I'm speechless.
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AsterPorphrygenitus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008   Writer
Excellent - your perception of the era is wonderful! Wow - even the decorations and style in which the library is organised is more or less true to the archeological remains and what we know about the Assyrian royal libraries! This is GREAT! What program did you use for this, however? It looks like 3D modelling...
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Damnans Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I used no program. It is an oil painting ;)
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bratkotenka Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
assyrians have curly long beards & long hairs depicted on walls. i am not sure if you just made a twist or u simply took those details off. but the art is great with historically right garments.
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Damnans Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You are right. I am aware that Assyrians had curly long beards and long hairs, but, if you take a closer look at some of my other portraits of people from Antiquity, you will see that their hairdresses, clothes, etc. look modern, since one of my intentions was to create both a feeling of immortality (for those people have become immortal) and a feeling that they are normal people (like you and me).

Thanks for your comments ;)
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popartmonkey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Excellent work!
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Damnans Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :thanks:
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nick-erard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
Amazing work!
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