Neo-Assyrian Ornament Carved in Stone

Neo-Assyrian Ornament Carved in StoneThis ornament is based on the stone relief carving which was found in the Assyrian city of Nineveh. The relief comes from the 7th century BC and is a fine example of the use of the lotus as a symbol during the Neo-Assyrian period. This ornament is often seen as an example of the Assyrian art in  books that deal with art history or history of ornaments.
 
It consists of a border with the main motif of the lotus flower, and a square containing an ornament (rosette) which takes the lotus as the main motif as well. Depending on your needs, you can use the entire ornament, only the border, or just the ornament found in the square. The Assyrians took over the lotus symbol from the ancient Egyptian culture where the lotus symbolized the sun, creation and rebirth in Upper Egypt.
 
License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported  
 
As with all of our free designs, this Assyrian ornament can be downloaded as a 2D CAD file (dwg) or as a vector illustration in svg and eps file formats.

Neo-Assyrian Ornament Carved in Stone - dwg 2D CAD file format (1.24 MB)

Neo-Assyrian Ornament Carved in Stone - eps vector file format (3.03 MB)

Neo-Assyrian Ornament Carved in Stone - svg vector file format (4.16 MB)