|Fig. 1 - Khorsabad glazed mud bricks, now in the Oriental Institute|
|Fig. 2 - Glazed brick lion from Babylon (now in Oriental Institute)|
These examples of glazed bricks are from the Oriental Institute in Chicago. A full reconstruction of the Ishtar gate itself can be seen at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
The gate fronted on a processional way would have seen statues of Babylon's major deities paraded as a part of the new year celebrations. The walls of the processional way were also decorated with bulls, dragons and flowers.
|Fig. 3 - reconstruction of Ishtar gate (in Oriental Institute)|