Monday, October 11, 2010

The Cyborg of Sargon

This is known as a Lamassu, a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology. In art, they were depicted as hybrids ~ winged bulls or lions with the head of a human male and considered househould protective spirits of the common Babylonian people. Babylonian history later portrays these bull-men as the protectors of kings and statues of them were often used as gatekeepers. Usually sculpted with five legs to show balance from all angles.

1 comment:

GurrimReaper said...

Awesome stuff man, this one is really cool