Lamassu Bookend Lion
Sku :  AS55
This set of decorative Assyrian Winged Lion is a great example of Mesopotamian art, and features complementary views of majestic hybrid animals associated with Assyrian leadership. This figure were known to the Assyrians as lamassu (lamassi, plural). They combined the strength of the Lion, the swiftness of birds indicated by the wings, and the intelligence of the human head. They were designed to protect the temple from demonic forces. The figure has five legs, so that when viewed from the front it stands firm, while when viewed from the side it appears to be striding forward to combat evil. The horned cap attests to their divinity, and the belt signifies their power. The Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal, common to many of his reliefs, is inscribed between the figure's legs. It records the King's titles, ancestry and achievements

Weight: 12 lb

Regular Price  $68.00
Member Price $61.2

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