Creation Date: c. 700 BC
Location: Nineveh, Iraq
This sculpture was named after Nergal, an ancient Mesopotamian deity. It was intended to be a protective figure. More information about this type of human/animal sculpture can be found here.
In February of 2015 ISIS attempted to deface/vandalize/destroy this huge granite sculpture. This piece was not in great shape before 2015, but you can see that the are behind the figure's head has been removed.