Monday, July 2, 2012

Colossal Winged Bulls From the Palace of Sargon II

Mr. Hunter appreciated the intriguingly textured beards of these winged bulls who originally stood as "magic guardians against misfortune" in the Khorsabad palace of Sargon II.

(As if a colossal winged bull guarding a palace would say, "Yo!")

Khorsabad is located in Iraq.

Side view of one of the bull gates.

The British Museum
London, England
September 2011

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