7 February 2020

Lunchtime talk: Bristol’s Assyrian Reliefs

The sculptors in Being Human looked around the world for inspiration.

In 1911 Jacob Epstein was invited to create the memorial for Oscar Wilde’s tomb in Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.

The resulting winged figure was inspired by ancient Assyrian carving.

Bristol Museum has its own Assyrian carvings. Hear about their history, their original setting and their symbolism in the Assyria Galley.

Designed to fit around your lunch hour, our lunchtime talks explore a selection of treasures from our exhibitions and collections. 

Find out more about Being Human.