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Plaque with a King (?) and Winged Genius
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Plaque with a King (?) and Winged Genius


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Description This steatite plaque depicts a winged genius (possibly the king) with a cone in one hand and a bucket in the other. He follows a eunuch, who is carrying a bow. The two figures in the scene commonly appear in Neo-Assyrian reliefs. The plaque is likely a copy of the alabaster reliefs from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud. Peculiarities in the style, material, and scale of this object indicate that it may be a forgery.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1921, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P184]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
668-626 BCE or modern (Neo-Assyrian or modern)
Medium
black steatite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
21.11
Measurements
H: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Iraq (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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