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Published on Feb 6, 2012
Two "assyrian bull" flasks in process. Inspired by the lamassu, monumental bull sculptures that flanked the entrance to the throne room of King Sargon II. "A protective spirit known as a "lamassu", it is shown as a composite being with the head of a human, the body and ears of a bull, and the wings of a bird. When viewed from the side, the creature appears to be walking; when viewed from the front, to be standing still. Thus it is actually represented with five, rather than four, legs."