Winged Assyrian Bull
Winged, human-headed bull, from the facade of the Palace of King Sargon II, Khorsabad, Late Assyrian Period, c.725 BC (gypsum), One of two alabaster guardian genies called lamassu that assured the foundations of the world and those of the palace of Sargon of Assyria, at Khorsabad. Date: circa 725 BC
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Winged Victoria figure, Siegessaule, Berlin, Germany
The winged bronze Victoria figure on the top of the Siegessaeule (Pillar of Victory). The Victory Column (Siegessaule) in Berlin, Germany, designed in the 1860s to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. By the time it was inaugurated in 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)."
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Corinne Griffith impersonates speed -The Lilies of the Field
Corinne Griffith (1894-1979), dancer and actress known as the orchid lady of the screen pictured in a scene from the Alexander Korda film, The Lilies of the Field. She plays a show-girl who takes part in a modernistic ballet mechanique and, dressed in silver tights, represented the figure of Speed on a radiator cap of a gigantic automobile. The men were dressed to represent robots.
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