[< Gallery Home | Latest Images | Top 100 | Submit Picture >]
<< Previous Picture | Next Picture >>
University of Chicago Oriental Institute[706 x 600 jpg]
Unless otherwise stated, this image is the copyright of the submitter. Contact them for permission to reproduce it.
|Description ||The Assyrian Lamassu at the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago.|
Gypsum (?) Khorsabad, entrance to the throne room Neo-Assyrian Period, ca. 721-705 B.C. OIM A7369
This 40 ton statue - one of two flanking the entrance to the throne room of King Sargon II. A protective spirit known as a lamassu, it is shown as a composite being with he head of a human, the body and ears of a bull, and the wings of a bird. When viewed from the side, the creature appears to be walking; when viewed from the front, to be standing still. Thus it is actually represented with five, rather than four legs.
Source/Photographer: Trjames This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
No comments. Why don't you go ahead and post one!
To post comments first you must Register!
Megalithic Portal eGallery, images of megaliths and prehistoric sites worldwide, free to view.