Sunday, 3 January 2016

Camperdown, University of Sydney, Statue of Gilgamesh

The Statue of Gilgamesh is located along Western Avenue, on the University of Sydney campus, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The 2.5 metre statue was created by Lewis Batros on behalf of the Assyrian community and unveiled in 2000. It depicts the fictional Gilgamesh, king of Uruk and Enkidu from The Epic of Gilgamesh, a poem from ancient Mesopotamia.

10 comments:

  1. I would say that this is the look of the ancient Warrior and Poet, a strong man in that the lion submits. Great sculpture!

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  2. Happy New Year,
    greetings from Germany
    Your shado-photo is great, i like it!
    This is my
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  3. That is a great statue. I was glad you explained why it was in Australia as I know the legend and know he is not Australian.

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  4. This fellow looks like he could take on the world and win! Happy New Year to you and the family. I am looking forward to many more beautiful captures from Sydney in the days and months to come.

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  5. Quite a hefty guy, huh? But, a lovely piece of art, for sure!

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