Thursday, September 15, 2011

Art History





I am enrolled in an Art History class this semester at American River College. Many of the things I saw on my Europe trip are covered in my class. I didn't even know the name orthostats but was none the less drawn to them.

Orthostats are thin slabs of stone. Defined as ~ A slab of stone set upright at the base of a wall or building to form the lower section of it, sometimes carved in relief.

Here are the photos Emmy and I took of some orthostats displayed in the British Museum. They are from the palace on Nineveh.

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