Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Iraq Expedition 17
III: Events
Stone man-bull which once guarded the gateway of the Assyrian King Sargon II's (8th-century BCE) palace at Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), but is now housed in the museum. In 1929, the bull was unearthed in fragments from palace ruins by the late Dr. Edward Chiera and an Institute expedition.
Sargon II, King of Assyria, died 705 BCE | Art, Ancient--Iraq | Sculpture, Ancient--Iraq | Drawings (Visual works) | College museums
Photographic prints; 24.2 x 18.6 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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