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Babylonian Round Beach Towel featuring the drawing Babylonian Sphinx Lamassu by Curtiss Shaffer

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Babylonian Sphinx Lamassu Round Beach Towel


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Here it is... the towel that's taking the internet by storm.   Our round beach towels are 60" in diameter and made from ultra-soft plush microfiber with a 100% cotton back.   Perfect for a day at the beach, a picnic, an outdoor music festival, or just general home decor.   This versatile summer essential is a must-have this season!


60" Diameter Not Including Tassles

Care Instructions

Machine wash cold and tumble dry with low heat.

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2 - 3 business days

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Round Beach Towel Reviews (29)

Average Rating (5 Stars):

Charles Rogers

August 29th, 2018

The beach towel is really just for laying on inasmuch as it is too big and heavy to put around your body, which is just fine. The artwork in it is beautiful. I can't wait to use it.

Judy Bostrom

July 28th, 2018

Love the beautiful colours and tropical feel of this towel. I'm so looking forward to taking it on holidays with me.

Karoll Domeij

July 27th, 2018

I love my purchase of this beautiful work of art!Will be purchesing more of this wonderful artists work in the future.

Elisabeth Hoke

July 22nd, 2018

I bought this as a gift. I love it! Hope the receiver loves it too!

Kay Roberson

July 19th, 2018

Wow - I didn't realise it was going to be that big! It's a gift for a young member of the family - I think he'll be thrilled as he's a tractor fanatic at 6 years old. A practical gift too. The towel has a smoother upper side so it'll be more comfortable to sit on at the beach. It seems to have a thick absorbent power so no usual skinny beach towel.

David Stanley

July 17th, 2018

very nice, love the colour not keen on the white tastle border but i like it, i'm going to use it as blanket for my hamock,

Artist's Description

The lamassu is a celestial being from Mesopotamian mythology. Human above the waist and a bull below the waist, it also has the horns and the ears of a bull. It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art, sometimes with wings. The lamassu and shedu were household protective spirits of the common Babylonian people. Later during the Babylonian period they became the protectors of kings as well always placed at the entrance. Statues of the bull-man were often used as gatekeepers.In art, lamassu were depicted as hybrids, winged bulls or lions with the head of a human male. There are still surviving figures of lamassu in bas-relief and some statues in museums, most notably in the British Museum in London, Mus�du Louvre in Paris, National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Pergamon Museum in Berlin and the Oriental Institute, Chicago. They are generally attributed to the ancient Assyrians. The lamassu is at the opening of the city, so that everyone who ente...

About Curtiss Shaffer

Curtiss Shaffer

Curtiss Shaffer graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1991 with an Associates Degree in Graphic Design. He attended the Army School of Engineers at Fort Leonardwood Missouri in 1992 and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in Art Education. He served as an engineer in the United States Army Active and Reserve components from 1991 to 2001, and therein attended graduate studies at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Gannon University and the College of New Jersey. Besides working in his field, Curtiss has been teaching art full-time for fourteen years, at all levels of public education, and was named to the Who's Who of American Teachers in 2004 and again in 2006.

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