English: Shedu refers to an Assyrian deity also called an alad, in Hebrew šed (שד) or in Akkadian, šêdu. In art they were depicted as winged bulls and lions (also known as Lammasu); both forms having the heads of human males. Considered to be beneficient and protective spirits they could be found in statue form outside the entrances to palaces and cities. There are still surviving figures of šêdu in bas-relief and some statues in museums. (See also Man-headed bull, Sphinx, Minotaur, and Cherubim.)
This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total.
- ► Gate of All Nations (3 C, 219 F)
- ► Illustrations of Shedu (30 F)
- ► Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin - Shedu (27 F)
Media in category "Shedu"
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- Cylinder Seal, Achaemenid, modern impression 05.jpg 1,493 × 891; 1.19 MB
- Nineveh Nebi Yunus Excavation Bull-Man Head.JPG 1,278 × 864; 172 KB
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