Analysis Of The Lamassu

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Throughout the entire mesopotamian artworks, one of my favorite neo-Assyrian art is the Lamassu. The lamassu are human-headed winged lions or bulls, there’re many pairs of these sculptures that are still in existence including those in the British Museum(London), Louvre(Paris) and Metropolitan Museum of Art(New York) as well as several in Iraq. There are several fun facts about this sculpture. First of all, the figure has five legs. Picture this scene, when you walk towards this sculpture, all you can see in the beginning are 2 legs. However, while you were passing the sculpture body part, all of a sudden you could see 4 legs from the side, and you could see the wings on a lion body. Such unexpected huge contrast is an excellent way to
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