Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Left
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
Originally these reliefs and all the others decorating the palace of King Ashur-nasir-pal II were brightly painted. When Austen Henry Layard discovered them in the 1840s, he reported extensive traces of black paint on the figures’ hair as well as white on their eyes and red on their feet. White paint was still visible on the eye of this genie as recently the 1970s, but it has since faded away.
ca. 883-859 B.C.E.
90 9/16 x 42 1/4 in. (230 x 107.3 cm) (show scale)
Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation
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Assyrian. Relief of Winged Man-Headed Figure Facing Left, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Alabaster, 90 9/16 x 42 1/4 in. (230 x 107.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.154. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.55.154_kev09.jpg)
installation, Kevorkian Gallery Installation (2009), CUR.55.154_kev09.jpg
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