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Cour Khorsabad
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Comment icon #5 Posted by kmt_sesh on 13 December, 2010, 22:33
A beautiful lamassu! We have one similar to that at the Oriental Institute in Chicago, including a number of orthostats as seen adjacent to the lamassu in your photo. Assyria was a fascinating empire.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Big Bad Voodoo on 14 December, 2010, 17:38
Yes it is beatiful.You must love Assyrians.Sumerians called them Lamma. Akkadians called them Shedu.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado on 12 March, 2011, 17:27
Awesome!
Comment icon #2 Posted by mr rainbow on 19 March, 2011, 20:34
assyrian stuff is alwys cool
Comment icon #1 Posted by grnpaed on 22 April, 2011, 13:08
A point of interest: Notice the stylized horns on the helmet. They depict the status of the god being rendered. The more horns... the greater the standing in the pantheon of gods. Very nice work eh?


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