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Ashurbanipal - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 46.793 W 122° 24.958
10S E 551429 N 4181553
Quick Description: A statue of Ashurbanipal in front of the Asian Art Museum.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2009 11:51:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM7M6F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
Views: 12

Long Description:
A statue of Ashurbanipal , the king of of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The statue sits in front of what's now the Asian Art Museum. It's across the street from the Pioneers Monument. On the base the royal's name is written in Assyrian and Aramaic.

From the inventory: "Larger-than-life full length male figure standing on a plinth decorated with a lotus-blossom design. The figure wears a short tunic and holds a lion cub in his proper right arm. He has long hair and a braided beard. Figure stands on a concrete base, with bronze plaque and rosettes."
TITLE: Ashurbanipal

ARTIST(S): Parhad, Fred, sculptor. Tomsick, Frank, 1934- , architect. MBT Associates, architectural firm. Asthetic Art Service, founder.

DATE: 1987.; Dedicated May 29, 1988.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: patinated bronze; Base: concrete with anti-graffiti coating.


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

Located Main San Francisco Library, South door, between Hyde & Larkin Streets, San Francisco, California

The statue is on the side of what's now the Asian Art Museum. A new library was built across the street.

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