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Name of Object:

Winged colossus

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Holding Institution:

The British Museum

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Date of Object:

7th century BC

Inventory Number:

118872

Provenance:

Iraq

Description:

Massive Assyrian winged animals captured the imagination of Victorian England. Large scale reproductions of them were incorporated into “The Assyrian Court” at the Crystal Palace Exhibition.

Citation of this web page:

"Winged colossus" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;uk;44;en

MWNF Working Number: UK 044

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