Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries
From: Iraq | Nimrud
Curatorial Section: Near Eastern
|Middle East Galleries - On Display
|Iraq | Nimrud
|Ashur-Nasir-Pal II Palace
|Neo-Assyrian Period | Ashurnasir-pal II
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).
|Gift of Anonymous Donor through Dr. Talcott Williams, 1891
|P427256 - CDLI Number | UM 29-21-001 (a) - Other Number
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