Hand carved Assyrian winged bull Lamassu pendant.
A Lamassu is depicted as having a human's head, a body of a bull or a lion, and eagle's wings.
The lamassu is a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology, Persian, and other Iranic cultures such as the Babylonian, Assyrian, Sumerian and Akkadian. Human above the waist and a bull below the waist, it also has the horns and the ears of a bull. It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art, sometimes with wings. The lamassu is a household protective spirits of the common Babylonian people. Later during the Babylonian period they became the protectors of kings as well always placed at the entrance. Statues of the bull-man were often used as gatekeepers.
- Hand carved pendant
- Solid jeweler gold bronze pendant
- The name Lamassu is engraved in cuneiform on the side.
- Enamel applied to the wings.
- The pendant is about 1.25" x 0.75" or 30mm x 20 mm.
- 14k gold filled chain option
- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated. Does not rub off.
- Nickel free
*** Gold Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. There is no nickel and is hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. It is not coated in gold. It is the natural color of yellow bronze or gold bronze. Bronze does oxidize over time and is easily polished.