Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
The winged genies on the reliefs in this gallery exhibit two distinct body types and two different styles of dress. The figure in this relief has a long, lean body and wears a garment with a long vertical fringe folded back; genies in other reliefs are of shorter, stockier build and wear a garment with a fringe that lies flat. These differences may indicate that at least two master artists were responsible for designing the reliefs in Ashur-nasir-pal II’s palace.
Gypsum stone, pigment
ca. 883-859 B.C.E.
93 7/16 x 68 11/16 in. (237.3 x 174.5 cm)
Approximate weight: 3220 lb. (1460.58kg) (show scale)
Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation
Human-shaped genie holding cone and bucket, anointing a tree
Assyrian. Apkallu-figure, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Gypsum stone, pigment, 93 7/16 x 68 11/16 in. (237.3 x 174.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.148. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.148_at_PS11.jpg)
overall, after treatment, 55.148_at_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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