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The most famous symbol of Byzantium is the double-headed eagle, representing the Emperor’s control not only of east, but also west. This same symbol comes from the Babylonians. The two sides represent the Emperor having authority over both secular and religious matters, In the case of the Byzantine emperors, it was meant to show that the emperor was literally God's "vice-regent" on the Earth.

Kassite cylinder seal (MUL GU LA "The Great One"? or Enki?) "the source of waters on a Kassite cylinder seal.

7f - The killing of Enkidu

Humbaba and other protective demons were shown in the kneilaufen, or bent-knee pose, along with the wings and grinning face.

Gilgamesh in left and Enkidu in right, on Cylinder Seal - from Sumerian city of Uruk

Gilgamesh in left and Enkidu in right, on Cylinder Seal - from Sumerian city of Uruk

Icon of St Daria of Rome

This icon of Saint Daria is handpainted in strict adherence to the canons of the Orthodox Church on a gessoed wooden board using pigments made of ground natural minerals mixed with egg yolk

AG. ZLATA--XRISI neomartis

Holy Martyr Zlata of Maglen / Св.