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The Purpose of Assyrian Sculpture

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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.