Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Midianite Arab Camel Riders
Here are a few photos of some Midianite Arab Camel Riders for my Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian armies of the seventh century BC. The figures are Warlord/Immortal, Castaway Arts and Minifigs. Some of the Assyrian reliefs at the British Museum from the palace of Ashurbanipal (668 - c.631BC) at Nineveh depict these nomads, mounted two to a camel, being slaughtered by Assyrian troops. Unfortunately I didn't get any photos of these particular reliefs, on our visit there, but have quite a few others and will post some of these next. The British Museum Press has several books on this topic and I have Assyrian Palace Sculptures by Paul Collins which I highly recommend.