Trees and gender in Assyrian art 1

@article{Collins2006TreesAG,
  title={Trees and gender in Assyrian art 1},
  author={Paul Collins},
  journal={Iraq},
  year={2006},
  volume={68},
  pages={99 - 107}
}
The question of identifying cultural symbolism of any period is tortuous without textual or verbal evidence. It is particularly difficult when dealing with an ancient society removed by thousands of years and vast distance in space. Such is the case when interpreting the art of Mesopotamia. Occasionally, textual references help to illuminate possible meanings of imagery. More often than not we are left with nothing but our own culturally conditioned perceptions to explain what we see. However… Expand