Tell Halaf, located in northeastern Syria, near the Turkish border. The site gave its name to Halaf culture which flourished in the 7th millenium in Norther Syria. Most of the monumental findings date from the Aramean kingdom Bit-Bahiani of the 10th-9th centuries BCE during which the city was named Guzana. By the end of the 9th century BCE it was incorporated into Assyrian Empire. Othostants and relief display heavy influence of Neo-Hittite style.
The inner face of the eastern sphinx protome decorated with a double-headed eagle engraved as a low relief, over the eagle holding rabbits in its claws, legs of a goddess walking towards the city can be seen, century BC.
The Earliest Zoomorphic / Anthropomorphic Sculpture Circa BCE ! The Lion Man, preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany. (View a full-scale image.) The Lion Man, preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany.