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The Purpose of Assyrian Sculpture

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Lamassu from the Citadel of Sargon II

Trjames. Lamassu from the Citadel of Sargon II. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., 21 Aug. 2007. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.

The likely purpose of the above artwork was

A

to be a symbolic representation of a ruler or god.

B

to guard and/or protect an entryway.

C

to mark a grave.

D

to be used for decorative purposes.