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An Assyrian Apkallu Carrying a Goat

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 13 September 2015
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This alabaster bas-relief depicts a human-headed and winged man, Apkallu or Sage, carrying a goat. He wears a sandal carries a goat with his left arm and what appears to be a palm branch in his right hand. Note the prominent muscular and anatomical contours of his limbs. The "standard inscription" of Ashurnasirpal II runs horizontally across the relief. From the north-west palace of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II at the city of Nimrud (ancient Kalhu; Biblical Calah). From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period, 865-860 BCE. The British Museum, London.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, September 13). An Assyrian Apkallu Carrying a Goat. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4068/an-assyrian-apkallu-carrying-a-goat/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "An Assyrian Apkallu Carrying a Goat." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 13, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4068/an-assyrian-apkallu-carrying-a-goat/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "An Assyrian Apkallu Carrying a Goat." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Sep 2015. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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