Posted by Raman from internet.walgreens.com (184.108.40.206) on Friday, April 05, 2002 at 4:48PM :
In Reply to: your winged bull is missing a leg posted by EYYA from LTU-207-73-65-169.LTU.EDU (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 5:26PM :
I also doubt that Assyrians knew anything about continents. But they apparently did understand symmetry very well. A bull with 4 legs would look asymmetrical from the front view, if all 4 legs were to be seen from the side view. The solution, add a fifth leg and you have a symmetrical front view. Pretty smart if you ask me.
: fred I'm so amazed at what you do
: and honored to see your work
: however maby i'm wrong but
: could you explain to me why did you
: sculpt the winged bull with 4 legs insted of five. becuase as far as i know
: the winged bull has 5 legs representing the 5 continents in the ancient world
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