He might have stepped out of some ninevite or Egyptian sculpture.
The pisé vaults of the ninevite palaces could never have stood so well.
Thus we find in the ninevite palaces outer walls of from fifteen to five-and-twenty feet in thickness.
This is the good genius that in Persian and ninevite sculpture accompanies the king when performing any important act.
He came down stairs, and accosted the young ninevite, designing to console her with philosophy.
Accordingly, the ninevite sculptor, in order to make both views perfect, has given the animal five legs.
That the ninevite palaces had more than one story, at least in some parts if not in all, can now no longer be doubted.
The ninevite bull, with a human head and five legs, is a grotesque, but it is also a symbol of majesty and might.
In rendering the various circumstances of daily life, Egyptian and ninevite sculpture is as frank and as diffuse as the Gothic.
It would be sometimes difficult to distinguish a ninevite man from a ninevite beast, the dress being similar for all.