Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II

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by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 30 July 2014

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, excavated by P.-E. Botta 1843-44 (Musée du Louvre)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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