Collection of Assyrian patterns

Collection of Assyrian patternsThese are four of the Assyrian patterns that we drew from an illustration in an old book. Assyria was a kingdom in the Middle East, which, with ups and downs existed for 15 centuries. The existence of the Assyrian kingdom can be divided into three periods. Assyria existed from about 1975BC to about 605 BC. Assyrians had a small country in the Middle East with very limited natural resources. Gradually they have developed a well-trained army with which they conquered most of the Middle East and Egypt. The wealth of all these countries poured into Assyria, and of the art of conquered nations came Assyrian art. Assyrian art often can be seen in the form of relief in stone and they are mainly views of battles or the exalting glory of kings. On the Assyrian pattern we often see honeysuckle, and lotus bud, mythical creatures and animals, guilloche pattern, double guilloche pattern and also very present is symbolism.
Assyrian patterns often resemble the ancient Egyptian patterns although the Assyrians accommodated them to their religion and the necessities of life. Instead of some Egyptian symbols, they used theirs or simply developed their element patterns based on the Egyptians. Assyrian patterns are usually rectangular shapes, sacred trees, the band patterns or border patterns and are most frequently made ​​in stone, terracotta or ivory.

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The patterns are precisely drawn and  you can download them in the CAD (dwg) format or vector formats (svg and eps).

Collection of Assyrian patterns - DWG format (406.12KB)

Collection of Assyrian patterns - EPS format (1.47MB)

Collection of Assyrian patterns - SVG format (2.32 MB)