Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Right
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
- Place Made: Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq)
- 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)
- 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: 55.153
- 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, 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
- Record Completeness: Best (87%)