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Object Number:29-21-1
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Locus: Ashur-Nasir-Pal II Palace
Period: Ashurnasir-pal II
Date Made: 883-859 BC
Early Date: -883
Late Date: 883-859 BC
Section:Near Eastern
Iconography:Winged Genie
Height: 234 cm
Width: 104 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Anonymous Donor through Dr. Talcott Williams, 1891


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)

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[Catalogue] Legrain, Leon. 1950. The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum, University Museum Bulletin Vol.: 10:3-4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 159View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] 1886. Report of the Proceedings of The Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia for the Year 1885. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 19-20View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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