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Apkallu from Khorsabad


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 08 April 2019
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This alabaster bas-relief is probably part of a long religious ritual scene. The beaded male figure on the left has two pairs of wings and holds a pine cone in his right hand while the left hand holds a bucket. He wears a horned helmet. Behind him, a bearded Assyrian man, wearing a diadem and holding a branch of flowers, stands. Both wear long fringed robes, bracelets, armlets, sandals, and earrings. From the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. On display at Room X of the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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