Lamassu Winged Bull Cufflinks

Price: $42.00 Members: $37.80

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Description

Lamassu Winged Bull Cufflinks

These handsome cufflinks are patterned after a giant white stone Assyrian statue of a human-headed winged bull originally part of a group flanking 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 evil spirits.
 
Reminiscent of the many inspired costume designs seen at the Met.

  • Lamassu (Winged Bull)
  • Khorsabad, Iraq
  • 721-705 B.C.
  • From the collection of the Oriental Institute, Chicago
  • Antique gold-finished pewter 
  • ¾” diameter
  • Gift box included
     

History

Met Costumes

All costumes and jewelry seen at the Met are unique works of art. The company puts on an average of 25 operas every year, with as many as 200 individual costumes featured in each of them, and works with some of world’s greatest costume designers to create unique pieces for an average of six or seven new productions per season. Everything is handmade in the Met’s own workshops, and many costumes and jewelry items from past productions, all the way back to the 1880s, are preserved in the Met Archives.

 

 

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