I would argue
Lamassu (winged, human-headed bull), from the citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad), Iraq, ca. 720–705 BC. Limestone.
Ancient sculptors insisted on showing complete views of animals. Thisfour-legged Assyrian palace guardian has five legs—two when seen from the front and four in profile view.

Lamassu (winged, human-headed bull), from the citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad), Iraq, ca. 720–705 BC. Limestone.

Ancient sculptors insisted on showing complete views of animals. This
four-legged Assyrian palace guardian has five legs—two when seen from the front and four in profile view.

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