from left to right a Lahmu, Ugallu or great lion and the house god; the Lahmu has hair in elaborate ringlets and tasselled kilt; he balances a spear on the ground and the sheath of his dagger is carved with an animal's head
Stone relief from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II - Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, BC. The figure of a man with wings may be the supernatural creature called an apkallu in cuneiform texts.
This proves that the "Evil Eye" started from Mesopotamia (Iraq). Assyrian Gold diadem from Nimrud circa BC. A mesh diadem with tigereye agate, lapis lazuli, and a fringe of tiny gold pomegranates. The Iraq Museum - Baghdad