Assyrian. <em>Kneeling and Standing Apkallu-figures Fertilize the Sacred Tree</em>, ca. 883-859 B.C.E. Gypsum stone, 89 11/16 x 79 15/16 in. (227.8 x 203 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Hagop Kevorkian and the Kevorkian Foundation, 55.146. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.146_at_PS11.jpg)

Kneeling and Standing Apkallu-figures Fertilize the Sacred Tree

Artist:AssyrianAncient Near Eastern

Medium: Gypsum stone

Geograhical Locations:

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

Dimensions: 89 11/16 x 79 15/16 in. (227.8 x 203 cm) Approximate weight: 4060 lb. (1841.6kg)


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


Accession Number: 55.146

Image: 55.146_at_PS11.jpg,after treatment

Catalogue Description:
Alabaster relief with two registers of decoration separated by "standard inscription." Upper register, two winged, human-headed genie wearing horned caps, kneeling and fertilizing a miniature sacred palm; to the left, another conventionalized palm. Lower register, two standing, winged and bird-headed genie, each with cone and bucket fertilizing a sacred palm; to the left another sacred palm tree. Condition: Cut through center. Both sections now broken into even smaller pieces. Various small gaps, particularly along breaks.

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