Assyrian. <em>Apkallu-figure Fertilizing the Sacred Tree</em>, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Gypsum stone, 90 1/2 x 78 15/16 in. (229.8 x 200.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.151. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.151_at_PS11.jpg)

Apkallu-figure Fertilizing the Sacred Tree

Artist:AssyrianAncient Near Eastern

Medium: Gypsum stone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 883-859 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 90 1/2 x 78 15/16 in. (229.8 x 200.5 cm) Approximate weight: 3290 lb. (1492.33kg)


Museum Location: Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 55.151

Image: 55.151_at_PS11.jpg,after treatment

Catalogue Description:
Alabaster relief, winged man-headed figure wearing cap with triple horns, standing between two incomplete date-palms. Figure faces right and fertilizes tree with cone grasped in right hand, in the left hand a bucket. "Standard inscription" incised across center of relief. Possibly joins with 55.152. Condition: Broken diagonally across center into five fragments. Small areas missing along breaks.

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