Lamassu (detail)


Lamassu (detail)

Lamassu (winged human-headed bulls possibly lamassu or shedu) from the citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, Iraq), Neo-Assyrian, c. 720-705 B.C.E., gypseous alabaster, 4.20 x 4.36 x 0.97 m, (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

Cite this page as: Dr. Naraelle Hohensee, "Lamassu (detail)," in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed May 24, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/lamassu-from-the-citadel-of-sargon-ii/lamassu/.