The Assyrian Protective Deity

The Assyrian Protective Deity

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An 11" x 7.5" copper plate engraved with a picture of "Lamassu" the Human Headed Winged Bull of Assyria. The protective Assyrian deity. Made at the ancient Souq Al-Safafeer (The Copper smith market) in old Baghdad.   

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An 11" x 7.5" copper plate engraved with a picture of "Lamassu" the Human Headed Winged Bull of Assyria. The protective Assyrian deity. Made at the ancient Souq Al-Safafeer (The Copper smith market) in old Baghdad.   

A lamassu, plural lumasi is an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted as having a human's head, a body of a bull or a lion, and bird's wings. In some writings, it is portrayed to represent a female deity. A less frequently used name is shedu.