This category includes depcitions of a monstrous giant who was gaurdian of the cedar forest where the gods live, and is the brother of Pazuzu and son of Hanbi.  He is depicted as having the face of a lion, or as being inscribed in a single coiling line like that of the coiled entrails of men and beasts, from which omens might be read.  Most of the depictions are just the face, or masks used as amulets, when the body is depicted, he has the paws of a lion, a body covered in thorny scales, the feet had the claws of a vulture, he had the horns of a wild bull, and his tail and phallus each ended in a snakes head.  

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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
(none) 31-16-939 (none) (none) Unknown
72 (none) (none) B15192 Clay mask. The eyes are pierced right through and filled with paste, originally blue: there is a hole at the top for suspension. [drawing 1:1] [Annotated] Phil
777 (none) 1923,1110.112 (none) Terracotta mask fr. of. in pinkish-drab clay. [drawing 1:1]
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Bull-Man - Deity - Monster - Sphinx


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