4 June 2008
A NEO-ASSYRIAN LIMESTONE HEAD OF PAZUZU
CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
The demon with its mouth open revealing teeth, fangs and tongue, with thick double-outlined lips, a leonine whiskered snout and thick, striated beard and mustache, the small eyes with the pupils indicated, the brows ridged, with human ears and a bald pate, the tapering gazelle horns slung back over his forehead
4 in. (10.1 cm.) high
French Private Collection, 1985.
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