Winged Apkallu from Nimrud Humanoid Being


This is an alabaster bas-relief depicting a standing human-headed and winged sage or genie; this is Apkallu, a protective spirit. He wears a horned helmet, elaborate dress, and marvellous accessories. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th century BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich, Germany)

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