A bearded winged deity (Apkallu) in profile to the right, wearing a triple-horned cap and a fringed cloak over a fringed and tasseled tunic and sandals, together with a pendant earring, a necklace, an armlet on his right bicep with ram-head terminals, a rosette bracelet on his right wrist, a plain armlet and bracelet on his left, with two daggers and a horse-head whetstone in his waistband, borders of the cloak and tunic with incised details including a rosette, an animal, and a combat scene, holding a cone in his right hand with which he anoints the stylized sacred date palm before him, a situla in his left hand, with the Standard Inscription. 7 ft., 4 in. x 6 ft., 5 in. (223.5 cm. x 195.5 cm.)
The Northwest Palace, Nimrud, Iraq. Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), excavated 1840s. Dr. Henri Byron Haskell (1830-1864), American missionary in Mosul, acquired from the above, 1859;Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, acquired from the above, 1859 – present.
Photos by Amy Gansell.