Ashurbanipal Lion Hunter
The stock image depicts a relief sculpture from the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh, dating back to around 645 BC.
The relief shows the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, dressed in royal attire and holding a bow, standing triumphantly over a defeated lion. The lion is depicted as ferocious and powerful, with a menacing expression and muscular body, while Ashurbanipal is portrayed as calm and confident.
The image highlights the Assyrians’ prowess as skilled hunters and fearsome warriors, as well as their belief in the divine right of their kings to rule over their subjects.