Assyrian. <em>Apkallu-figure Between Two Sacred Trees</em>, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Gypsum stone, pigment, 84 13/16 x 83 1/8 in. (215.5 x 211.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.156. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.156_at_PS11.jpg)

Apkallu-figure Between Two Sacred Trees

Artist:AssyrianAncient Near Eastern

Medium: Gypsum stone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

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

Dimensions: 84 13/16 x 83 1/8 in. (215.5 x 211.2 cm) Approximate weight: 3430 lb. (1555.84kg)


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


Accession Number: 55.156

Image: 55.156_at_PS11.jpg,after treatment

Catalogue Description:
Alabaster relief, winged, bird-headed genie between two incomplete, conventionalized date-palms, facing left, with right hand he pollinates a pate-palm, small bucket in left hand. "Standard inscription" incised across center of relief. Condition: Poor. Sawn through center. Right half of relief broken into three pieces. Areas missing along all breaks.

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