This is a fantastic Vintage Shedu / Lamma Drawing. This Original Fine Art Drawing is beautifully executed with chalk pastels, incredibly detailed and "On Point". Drawing is Framed in a vintage gold tone wooden frame. Piece is not signed, but is from a portfolio of works by Hilda Bourgeois Daly. Circa 1960's.
Piece is in excellent vintage condition, with some very subtle age and wear to the vintage wooden frame. Please Zoom the photos to appreciate all the details, as well as to best understand overall condition.
Piece measures 17.5" x 21.5" x 1" Framed, site size measures 11" x 12"
"Shedu" evolved throughout the Assyro-Akkadian culture from the Sumerian culture to denote the Assyrian-winged-man-bull symbol and statues during the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
"Lama, Lamma or Lamassu is a Sumerian protective deity. Initially depicted as a female deity in Sumerian times, when it was called Lamma, it was later depicted from Assyrian times as a hybrid of a human, bird, and either a bull or lion—specifically having a human head, ... The motif of a winged animal with a human head is common to the Near East"
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