Relief of a Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Left Holding the Fircone and Basket
Although the Brooklyn reliefs all depict the same theme—the king and his supernatural helpers performing religious ceremonies—the artists did show considerable variety in the selection of details. This genie wears a set of unusual armlets. They are adorned with the head of a mushkhushu, or “furious snake” demon. This demon may have been associated with Ashur, the chief god of the Assyrian pantheon.
- Culture: Assyrian
- Medium: Alabaster
- Place Made: Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq)
- Dates: ca. 883-859 B.C.E.
- Period: Neo-Assyrian Period
- Dimensions: 89 3/8 x 42 1/8 in. (227 x 107 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 55.145
- Credit Line: Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Assyrian. Relief of a Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Left Holding the Fircone and Basket, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Alabaster, 89 3/8 x 42 1/8 in. (227 x 107 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.145. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (79%)