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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mesopotamian; Assyrian, Period of Ashurnasirpal II (884-859 BC)
Title:Head of a protective spirit
Date Made:ca. 865 BCE
Type:Cast
Materials:Plaster
Place Made:Asia; Iraq; Kahlu (Nimrud); Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II
Measurements:overall: 25 x 17 x 3 in.; 63.5 x 43.18 x 7.62 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1904.5.A(a).OIV
Credit Line:Gift of the Mount Holyoke College Club of New York
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Profile of bearded male figure, with hat and long hair. Plaster cast after a gypsum original in the British Museum, London.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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