Limestone statue of Sumerian man The man posture and position of his hands indicate that he is a pious man. He is a priest or perhaps a god. Sumerian, 3000 - 2500 BC Found in the ancient temple of Khafaje, northeast of the modern city Baghdad.
The Guennol Lioness, 3000 - 2800 B.Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq, depicting a well-muscled anthromorphic lioness.
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Votive Statue, Khafajah Mesopotamian Art on Loan to the Beijing World Art Museum. Mesopotamian depictions of people both in sculpture and in painting featured very large eyes. This was also the case for Egyptian art.
The Dead Sea Scrolls mention King Gilgamesh of Uruk as one of the mighty Nephilim giants. Hero mastering a lion. Relief from the façade of the throne room, Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad (Dur Sharrukin), BCE.