Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right Holding Fircone and Basket Anointing the Sacred Tree
The winged genies on the reliefs in this gallery exhibit two distinct body types and two different styles of dress. The figure in this relief has a long, lean body and wears a garment with a long vertical fringe folded back; genies in other reliefs are of shorter, stockier build and wear a garment with a fringe that lies flat. These differences may indicate that at least two master artists were responsible for designing the reliefs in Ashur-nasir-pal II’s palace.
- Culture: Assyrian
- Medium: Alabaster
- Place Made: Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq)
- Dates: ca. 883-859 B.C.E.
- Period: Neo-Assyrian Period
- Dimensions: 93 7/16 x 68 11/16 in. (237.3 x 174.5 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: 55.148
- Credit Line: Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Assyrian. Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right Holding Fircone and Basket Anointing the Sacred Tree, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Alabaster, 93 7/16 x 68 11/16 in. (237.3 x 174.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.148. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (79%)