Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Nimrud

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 29-21-1
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Culture Assyrian
Provenience Iraq | Nimrud
Archaeology Area Room I
Locus Ashur-Nasir-Pal II Palace
Period Neo-Assyrian Period | Ashurnasir-pal II
Date Made 883-859 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Alabaster
Iconography Winged Genie
Inscription Language Akkadian Langage

Winged Genie. Palace of Ashur-Nasir-Pal II. Could possibly be made of Limestone or soft gypsum. From Room I.

This relief decorated a room in the palace of the Assyrian ruler Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud. A winged genie, facing left, wears a knee-length tunic that is covered by an ankle length fringed shawl. In his hands he holds a bucket and cone, perhaps connected to a purification ritual. During the period in which this relief was carved, the Assyrians claimed that the Phrygians paid tribute to them.

-It likely comes from Northwest Palace Room N (relief numbered N3)

See CDLI for line art (hand drawing of inscription).

Height 234 cm
Width 104 cm
Credit Line Gift of Anonymous Donor through Dr. Talcott Williams, 1891
Other Number P427256 - CDLI Number | UM 29-21-001 (a) - Other Number

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