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Ancient Near East and Egypt

    Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu)    

This guide is an introduction to a variety of sources used for the study of the cultures of the ancient Near East and Egypt.

It was compiled by Tom Tredway at the Bard Graduate Center Library.

Images above, left to right: Stone panel from the Central Palace of Tiglath-pileser III, 730-727 BC (British Museum); Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu), Neo-Assyrian, ca. 883–859 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art 32.143.1–.2); Statuette of Queen Ankhnes-meryre II and her Son, Pepy II, VI Dynasty, Old Kingdom (Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 39.119)

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