In the Achaemenid period, we come across different forms and forms of integrated beings. In Iran, these mythical creatures were the symbol of the guard, the protector of temples and government palaces. The winged cow or Lamaso is a protective god. Lamasu is a mythical creature in the history of ancient Iran, which consists of four real creatures and has the best advantages of these creatures; The human head, the cow’s body, the lion’s legs, the eagle’s wings. The creature’s head is a sign of the power of thought and decision-making, the cow’s body is a sign of blessing and power, the lion’s legs are a symbol of strength and power, and the eagle’s wings are a symbol of ambition and height. The height of the winged cow statue is 18 cm, its weight is about half a kilogram and its material is fiberglass. This statue was made in the workshop of “Statue and sculpture of Shahriar”. Sculptures can be of any gender, they can be of any size and shape, complex or simple. But each of them definitely has a message for us. They can be mythical heroes whose names we have heard in stories, or they can be simple geometric shapes. They can be the body of a popular poet on a crowded city square, or even a clay bird on a ledge. The statues look like travel. A journey from everyday life to feelings and thoughts, to beauty and, most importantly, to the dialogue of different civilizations, cultures and ideas. Sculptures can represent an idea, culture or civilization. A culture and thought that sometimes speaks to man from past centuries.
Winged Lion With Human Head and Lotus Flower Jewelry Box and Candle Holder Persian Sculpture Achaemenid MO2210
The Gate of Xerxes at Perespolis shows that the Winged Lion was placed at the corner of one entrance. When you stood in front of the gate you saw a lion with four legs and when you were inside the gate you saw a lion with four legs.
|Dimensions||11 × 5.5 × 17.5 cm|
Bronze, Copper, Golden, Soil