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Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
The figures in the reliefs from King Ashur-nair-pal II’s palace, including the king himself, are sometimes depicted with wrist- and headbands decorated with rosettes. When worn by genies, rosettes may identify them as personal attendants of the king. The rosette may have been associated with the worship of the goddess Ishtar, since numerous rosettes have been found in her temple in the Assyrian city of Ashur.
CULTURE Assyrian
MEDIUM Alabaster
DATES ca. 883-859 B.C.E.
PERIOD Neo-Assyrian Period
DIMENSIONS 91 x 74 5/8 in. (231.2 x 189.5 cm)  (show scale)
ACCESSION NUMBER 55.153
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation
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CAPTION Assyrian. Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Alabaster, 91 x 74 5/8 in. (231.2 x 189.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.153. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 55.153_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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