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Goddess and Sacred Owl - Tell Halaf, Syria


This stone eagle, weird and huge, kept watch before the front of the temple-palace; reminiscent of the phoenix, it probably represents the sun god. On the right is the famale member (believed to be the goddess Hepet) of the divine triad that stood like caryatids in the building's portico.

From Wonders of the Past