LAMASSU (WINGED BULL)
From the collections of the Oriental Institute, Chicago
This charm/pin is inspired by a giant Assyrian statue of a
human-headed winged bull. The Chicago Bull, in white
stone, was transported to Chicago in 1929 in several
large fragments. It originally belonged to a group which
flanked the door to the throne room of the Assyrian King,
Sargon II, at his palace at Khorsabad. Composite winged
animals were common in Babylonian and Assyrian art,
and were often placed at gateways as protection from
Materials: Pewter with antique gold finish. Tie Tack post with butterfly clasp closure.
Made in the U.S.A.