Assyrian Palace Guard Bookends

$138.00

Assyrian Palace Guard Bookends

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

Imposing sculptures of divine guardians (lamassu) protected and supported the important palace doorways at Nimrud, including a human-headed winged bull and a human-headed winged lion in. The horned caps the figures wear attest to their divinity, while their belts signify power. The sculptor gave these figures five legs so they appear to be standing firmly when viewed from the front but striding forward when seen from the side. Our striking bookends are based on these resplendent Assyrian guardian sculptures.

Details

  • Includes 2 bookends
  • Cast resin, hand patinated
  • Each measures 9 1/2”H x 4”W x 8 1/4”D

This item has ben reproduced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Care: Wipe with a soft cloth; do not use abrasive cleaners.

Made in the USA

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Additional information

Weight 216.2 oz

Reviews

  1. Johan (verified owner)

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    These wonderful assyrian Lamassu bookends are hard to come by and TR Historical couldn’t have been more helpful in finding them for me and shipping them at record speed all the way to Europe. Recieved the package in less than a week, which is the quickest I’ve ever encountered!

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