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Assyrian relief of a sage with bird wings, from Tell Nimrud

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An image of Architectural element. Relief from palace of Ashur-nasirpal II showing a sage with bird wings, anointing something with oil using a bucket and cone, royal inscription carved into relief. Find Spot: Palace of Ashurnasirpal II Kalhu (Tell Nimrud) Iraq. Limestone, length 2.283 m, width 1.136 m, 883- 859 B.C. Reign of Ashurnasirpal II. Assyrian Empire.

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Architectural element. Relief from palace of Ashur-nasirpal II showing a sage with bird wings, anointing something with oil using a bucket and cone, royal inscription carved into relief. Find Spot: Palace of Ashurnasirpal II Kalhu (Tell Nimrud) Iraq. Limestone, length 2.283 m, width 1.136 m, 883- 859 B.C. Reign of Ashurnasirpal II. Assyrian Empire.

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  • Accession Number: ANE.44.1927
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Frank Kenworthy
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 515 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 556.57kB

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9th Century anointing antiquity architectural element Ashur-nasirpal II Ashurnasirpal II Kalhu Assyrian Assyrian Empire BC bearded carved ceremonial ceremonies ceremony clothes clothing costume Fitz_ANT inscribed inscriptions Iraqi language limestone male profile relief ritual sage script sculpture Tell Nimrud texts winged wings writing

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