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Winged human-headed bull  Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC)  Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq  High relief and sculpture in the round; gypseous alabaster  H. 4.20 m; L. 4.36 m; D. 0.97 m.  P.-E. Botta excavations, 1843-44  | Louvre Museum | Paris

Winged human-headed bull Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq High relief and sculpture in the round; gypseous alabaster H. 4.20 m; L. 4.36 m; D. 0.97 m. P.-E. Botta excavations, 1843-44 | Louvre Museum | Paris

The Winged Bull by Dion Fortune. Star Books 1976. Cover artist Bruce Pennington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Winged Bull by Dion Fortune. Star Books 1976. Cover artist Bruce Pennington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Who I am right now. Artemis of Ephesus, an independent woman but also a nurturer. Interesting!

Who I am right now. Artemis of Ephesus, an independent woman but also a nurturer. Interesting!

Lekythos  (Bottle for oil)  in the Form of Sphinx  --  Late 5th century BCE  --  Greek  --  The Hermitage Museum  --  St. Petersburg, Russia

Lekythos (Bottle for oil) in the Form of Sphinx -- Late 5th century BCE -- Greek -- The Hermitage Museum -- St. Petersburg, Russia

3rd Century Roman sarcophagus of Sidamara at Archaeology Museum of Konya.  Sidamara was an ancient city in Asia Minor, now in the province of Konya in Turkey, on the road between Karaman and Eregli.  The sarcophagi of the type Sidamara in Roman sarcophagi were figured to architectural framework in which the figures are separated by carved columns and placed in small kiosks depicted in the background.  Preserved in the Museum of Archeology in Istanbul.

3rd Century Roman sarcophagus of Sidamara at Archaeology Museum of Konya. Sidamara was an ancient city in Asia Minor, now in the province of Konya in Turkey, on the road between Karaman and Eregli. The sarcophagi of the type Sidamara in Roman sarcophagi were figured to architectural framework in which the figures are separated by carved columns and placed in small kiosks depicted in the background. Preserved in the Museum of Archeology in Istanbul.

Stone statue of a winged bull. From city gate no 3, Inv AO 19859 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC. Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris | Photos Gallery

Stone statue of a winged bull. From city gate no 3, Inv AO 19859 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC. Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris | Photos Gallery

Stone statue of a winged bull. From city gate no 3, Inv AO 19859 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC. Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris | Photos Gallery

Stone statue of a winged bull. From city gate no 3, Inv AO 19859 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC. Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris | Photos Gallery

Persepolis Porte des Nations by Mhln, via Flickr

Persepolis Porte des Nations by Mhln, via Flickr

the human-headed winged bull from Khorsabad. The bull, which stands sixteen feet tall, now is flanked by six ten-foot-tall stone reliefs that originally stood along with it on the throne room façade in the palace of the Assyrian king Sargon II, who ruled from 721-705 B.C.

the human-headed winged bull from Khorsabad. The bull, which stands sixteen feet tall, now is flanked by six ten-foot-tall stone reliefs that originally stood along with it on the throne room façade in the palace of the Assyrian king Sargon II, who ruled from 721-705 B.C.

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