National Museum of Iraq and Zipang at the British Museum

 

The story of the day was the Sumerian story of Dumuzi’s Dream. This Assyrian frieze shows gazelles being caught in a net. In the story, the shepherd-god Dumuzi  is caught in a net three times by evil men. Three times he prays to the sun-god, Utu, to change him into a gazelle so he can escape.