The Earliest Zoomorphic / Anthropomorphic Sculpture Circa BCE ! The Lion Man, preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany. (View a full-scale image.) The Lion Man, preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany.
Sargon II (ruled 722 BC - 705 BC) and dignitary. Low-relief from the wall of the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. Currently located at the Louvre Museum, France.