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June 4, 2017

Sphinx (Fragment), 8th Century B.C.E., Arslan Tash (Hadatu), Syria


Ivory and gold.

The Arslan Tash reliefs are bas-reliefs of human figures and animals which adorned the city gates and temple portals of ancient Hadatu, the modern archeological site of Arslan Tash (Turkish; Arslan:Lion, Taş:Stone).

Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

Alas, I'll be long dead before a working time machine will enable people of the future to go back and watch the master sculptor creating this magnificent piece.

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