Assyrian Bull Statue recreates one of the famous Lamassu statues originally done on a colossal scale that were symbols of ancient rulers in the Assyrian empire. Animal beasts with human heads. Sadly, many have been either partially or fully destroyed by the extremists in modern day Iraq.
Assyrian Winged Bull Lamassu Statue is made from bonded stone, antique grey wash finish, and measures 8.5 in H x 7.25 in W x 3 in D each including brown base. Weighs 3.4 lbs.
This Assyrian Lamassu a famous example of Mesopotamian art from Ancient Iraq. It features a majestic hybrid animal animal creatures associated with Assyrian leadership. This figure was known to the Assyrians as lamassu (lamassi, plural). It combined the strength of the bull, the swiftness of birds indicated by the wings, and the intelligence of the human head. It was designed to protect the palace from demonic forces, and may even have guarded the entrance to the private apartments of the king.The horned cap attests to their divinity, and the belt signifies their power.
Other lamassu have the hybrid form of a Human Headed Winged Lion.