Assyrian Winged-bull Head

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 August 2016

This fragment of a human-headed winged-bull, from Tiglath-pileser III's palace, is carved in low-relief like a wall panel. There is a marked contrast with the colossal figures in very high relief, of both earlier and later periods. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser III, about 728 BCE. From the Central Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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