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Human-Headed Genie with a Slender Body

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
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.
MEDIUM Alabaster
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)
ACCESSION NUMBER 55.148
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Assyrian. Human-Headed Genie with a Slender Body, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.55.148_kevorkian_03_09.jpg)
IMAGE installation, Kevorkian Gallery Installation (2003-2009), CUR.55.148_kevorkian_03_09.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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