Also known as a Lamassu. An ancient tutelary deity, often considered to be female.
An ancient Assyrian wall relief, depicting the symbol of a winged bull with the head of a human male.
An illustration of sculptures from a gateway at Khorsabad.
Winged bull from Assyria.
Winged bull from Assyria (detail).
"Winged Bull with Human Head" — Morey, 1903
The Sumerian word lama, which is rendered in Akkadian as lamassu, refers to a beneficient protective…