Historical Assyrian Lamassu Nimrud Palace guardians winged Bull Sculpture www.Neo-Mfg.com 8.5" Mesopotamia
SIZE 8.5" Brand new - Wall mount or Table mount
NOTE: THIS PIECE IS FLAT ON THE BACK.. THE SCULPTED AREA IS ONLY THE FRONT AND FACE SIDE.
Stone portal guardian or Lamassu (mythical winged guardian) from the Palace ofSargon II
(r. 722-705 BCE), DurSharrukin, now Khorsabad (Louvre Museum, Paris)
In art, lamassu were depicted as hybrids, with bodies of either winged bulls or lions and heads of human males. The motif of a winged animal with a human head is common to the Near East, first recorded in Ebla around 3000 BCE. The first distinct lamassu motif appeared in Assyria during the reign of Tiglath-Pileser II as a symbol of power.
Assyrian sculpture typically placed prominent pairs of lamassu at entrances in palaces, facing the street and also internal courtyards. They were "double-aspect" figures on corners, in high relief.
Last photo is the original in the museum.
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