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
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.
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.