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Actual Chaos Dwarf Historical ArtifactsHashoooot 01-25-2019

Today I visited Berlin's Pergamon Museum that displays mostly exhibits from the ancient middle east - totally worthwhile, if you ever have the chance! For a taste, behold this magnificent Lamassu:



Some of the Assyrian kings and warriors look pretty much like chaos dwarfs as well, especially around the beards, while the evidence for big hats seems to be strongest in the Hittite section.

01-25-2019 04:12 PM
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RE: Actual Chaos Dwarf Historical ArtifactsBolg 01-26-2019

Nice find. I love how the gave him 5 legs (probably 6 if the design on the other side is mirrored).
I understand why they did and you almost dont notice it... but once you see it (:



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RE: Actual Chaos Dwarf Historical ArtifactsAdmiral 01-26-2019

Nice shot of it! You don't happen to have more pictures to share from the exhibitions? Happy

Yep, the extra leg is a clever take on perspective. You'll see it recreated faithfully by Adrian Perez Montejano in his Realmgate (a scenery piece that came into being after he got himself some wall reliefs; inspiration ping-ponging):



With colour, the Assyrian Lamassu statue would have looked something like this in the palace:


Also, see here for loads and loads of illustrations of ancient Mesopotamia.

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RE: Actual Chaos Dwarf Historical ArtifactsGargolock 01-27-2019

The Mesopotamian lammasu statues are really interesting with their 5 legs. I did a research assignment on them a few years back. They were carved in a way so that if you looked at them from the front they would look guarding, and agressive. But if you walked by the would look like they were walking past you being passive, and kind. Truly a marvellous way to decorate a doorway.


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RE: Actual Chaos Dwarf Historical ArtifactsHashoooot 01-28-2019

So, what do you think about this guy - chaos dwarf or what?

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RE: Actual Chaos Dwarf Historical ArtifactsAdmiral 01-28-2019

Definite Chaos Dwarf material! Latest fringed shawl fashion from Zharr-Naggrund. Scribe approves. Wink



Keep 'em coming! Good relief shot there.


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