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The Assyrian Sacred Tree: A History of Interpretations

@inproceedings{Giovino2007TheAS,
  title={The Assyrian Sacred Tree: A History of Interpretations},
  author={Mariana Giovino},
  year={2007}
}
The so-called Assyrian sacred tree is the most discussed motif in the historiography of Assyrian art. It is familiar from the reliefs in the throneroom of Assurnasirpal II at Nimrud, but it has a family of close relatives that appear in a variety of other media. To date, no contemporary text has been found that mentions this ‘tree,’ and, as a result, scholars have not yet arrived at a consensus on its iconography. Nevertheless great efforts have been made to decipher the symbol, ever since A… 

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