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Winged Genius




c. 883-859 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G240
Winged Genius, Unknown
Winged Genius: Gallery Label - Current
: Ancient Relief Sculpture Mesopitamia and Egypt
: An Assyrian Relief from Nimrud
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Medium: Sculpture | Limestone
Size: 90 x 41 in. (228.6 x 104.14 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, Middle East, Iraq, Nimrud (Assyria), Assyria
Culture: Assyrian, Asia, Middle East, Iraq
Style: 10th-9th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription inscription in cuneiform (Akkadian), extolling King Ashurnasirpal and the building of the palaceStandard inscription shared with many slabs, the text below translated from the Walters slab1. (Property of) the palace of Ashurnasirpal, vice-regent
Physical Description: low relief carving of a Winged Genius, from the Northwest palace of Ashur-Nasir-Pal at Nimrud; a wide band of inscribed writing crosses the slab in the central section
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 41.9
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
Added to Site: February 28, 2009