Assyrian. <em>Apkallu-figure Fertilizing the Sacred Tree</em>, ca. 883–859 B.C.E. Gypsum stone, 90 1/4 x 79 1/8 in. (229.2 x 201 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.152. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.152_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 1/4 x 79 1/8 in. (229.2 x 201 cm) Approximate weight: 3570 lb. (1619.34kg)


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


Accession Number: 55.152

Image: 55.152_at_PS11.jpg,after treatment

Catalogue Description:
Alabaster relief, winged man-headed figure wearing horned cap, standing between two incomplete date-palms. Figure faces left, fertilizing tree with cone held in right hand, usual bucket in left hand. "Standard Inscription" incised across center of relief. Condition: Broken across upper left corner with gaps on arm and head.

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