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Relief: Kneeling genie facing right (joins 1854.5)

883–859 B.C.

Gypseous alabaster

80.6 × 123.2 cm, 96.39 kg (31 3/4 × 48 1/2 in., 212.5 lb.) Framed dimension: 34 1/2 × 51 1/8 × 2 1/4 in. (87.6 × 129.9 × 5.7 cm)
Yale University Purchase
Nimrud, Tigris, Assyria, Iraq, Near East, Asia
Not on view
Near Eastern, Assyrian
Iron Age, Assyrian

Palace of Assurnasirpal II, Room I; purchased from the British Excavations at Nimrud.


Sotheby’s, New Yoirk, Antiquities and Islamic Art, sale cat. (December 8, 1995).

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.

Agnete Wisti Lassen, Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner, eds., Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 2019), 242–43, no. 72, ill.

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