Keywords : palaces and temples

The Statues Compound Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Selected Samples)

Israa Abdulsalam Mostafa

College Of Basic Education Research Journal, 2012, Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 448-471

It is clear after the research has shown a set of results and the most important ones can be summarized as:
1- The statues that represented the compound animals that were known as the winged bulls or lions that were placed inside the gates of cities, palaces and temples since the people believed that the gods or guard spirits that protect the city of the palace or their inhabitants from the evils and that they have the ability to expel the evil spirits and to protect the good ones. Thus the huge bulls and lions were protecting from the visible and invisible enemies specially for the Al-Rafidayn and Assyrian country.
2- The method of the Assyrian sculpture depends on carving the statue with four legs and sometimes with five legs for achieving the firmness, stability and vitality, while the Egyptian sculptor was craving ordinarily with four legs for his sculptures.
3- Most sculptures that represented the Egyptian compound animals were as a belief by the ancient Egyptians to protect the spirits after death.