Relief: Eagle-headed genie watering sacred tree Artist: Unknown

883–859 B.C.

Ancient Art

Not on view

Gypseous alabaster


109 × 77 cm, 70.76 kg (42 15/16 × 30 5/16 in., 156 lb.)

Credit Line

Yale University Purchase

Accession Number



Iron Age, Assyrian


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.



Palace of Assurnasirpal II, Room I; purchased from the British excavations at Nimrud.
  • James Prosek and Edith Devaney, James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 149, fig. 2
  • Ada Cohen and Steven E. Kangas, Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2010), 7, 10, 22
  • Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 27–29, fig. 25
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Additional information


"Standard Inscription" in a band above the figure's head, 3 lines.

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