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jun 24, 720 BC - Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin

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Neo-Assyrian. c. 720-705 B.C.E. Alabaster
The Assyrian lamassu sculptures are partly in the round, but the sculptor nonetheless conceived them as high reliefs on adjacent sides of a corner. The combine the front view of the animal at rest with the side view of it in motion. Seeking to present a complete picture of the lamas from both the front and the side, the sculptor gave the monster five legs- two seen from the front, four seen from the side.

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Date:

jun 24, 720 BC
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~ 2741 years ago

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