human-headed winged bull from Khorsabad Excavated by the Oriental Institute during the 1928/29 season of excavations at Sargon II’s capital city Dur-Sharrukin and stands about 16 feet tall. The cap denotes divinity and the belt for power. They're sculpted with five legs so that they appear to be walking in one view and then standing still in another @ standing straight in front of. Also called lamassu, they protected and supported important doorways in Assyrian palaces and guarded against
Bronze figurines are found in most Bronze Age urban sites in the Near East, especially those on the Levant coast. This statuette, one of the finest examples of seated gods from this period, was purchased in the Homs region of Syria. It probably came from the city of Katna, which maintained a flourishing trade with the coast.
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