Head of a Protective Spirit or Apkallu
Alabaster bas-relief detail depicting the head of an Apkallu, a protective spirit. Neo-Assyrian Period, 865-860 BCE. Detail of Panel 3, Room F, the North-West Palace at Nimrud, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London)
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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.