Ancient Sculpture Gallery

Assyrian Eagle Head God Spirit Sculpture Relief PLAQUE

Made of cast stone and hand-finished in antique finish

Finish: Antique Stone

Dimensions: 18"H x 12.5"W x 0.5"D

Weight: 9 lbs (4.1 kg)

Item No. 2002

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Period: Assyrian Mesopotamian Babylonian Persian

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Assyrian Eagle Head God Spirit Sculpture Relief PLAQUE
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Assyrian Eagle Head God Spirit Sculpture Relief plaque - Reproduction of Original from the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, 865 B.C. The eagle-headed winged protective spirit shown here is known as an "Apkallu" spirit. The eagle-headed being touches traditions and beliefs that go back thousands of years in Mesopotamia, when similar images of terracota would be buried under doorways or set up at the entrances of palaces and temples. Their supposed magical strength would frighten away evil-wishing demons. In this representation, the eagle-headed being carries a bucket and a cone used to sprinkle, presumably, water from the bucket for purification. Across the body runs the so called "standard inscription" of King Ashurnasirpal which records some of the King's titles and achievements and is repeated on many of his stone reliefs.


Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.


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