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    The demon-god Pazuzu peers over the edge of this bronze plaque.Top register:symbols of the Babylonian chief gods;below:animal-headed protective beings; fish- clad priests attend a sick person;Pazuzu drives out the female demon Lamashtu. Bronze, 13,3 x 8,4 cm AO 22205


    Basalt statue dedicated to Hadad, god of thunderstorms, by Shamash-nuri and Hadad-isi, king of Guzana and his son. The inscription praises Hadad and threatens persons who damage the statue with the god's wrath. From Tell Fekherye H: 165 cm Inv. 7439


    Seal and imprint, Assyrian, 9th-6th BCE.Cultic scene, a man and a geni around the horned dragon, symbol of the gods Marduk and Nabu. Cornelian, H: 2,4 cm AO 22346


    Ivory plaque depicting a winged sphinx, Phoenician, found at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq, 9th-8th century BC. Fort Shalmaneser consisted of a palace, storerooms and arsenal for the Assyrian army. This openwork ivory plaque may originally have been part of a piece of furniture which came to Nimrud, the Assyrian capital, as part of tribute or booty. When Nimrud was plundered at the end of the seventh century BC objects such as furniture were broken up for their inlaid precious stones and metals. The sphinx shows clear Egyptian influence since he wears the Upper and Lower crown of Egypt and hanging from his chest is an apron with a projecting uraeus (rearing cobra) worn by Egyptian pharaohs. The style shows that the ivory was probably carved by a Phoenician craftsman on the coast of the Levant. It is similar to the falcon-headed sphinxes, which wear the double crown and uraeus, on a bronze bowl also from Nimrud. ANE, 134322


    Genius with two pairs of wings. In a gesture of magic protection, he holds a cedar cone in one hand, a bucket in the other. From Nimrud, capital of king Ashurnarzipal. Gypseous alabaster, H: 228 cm AO 19845


    Aramaean archer. Basalt bas-relief from the western palace of King Kapara. From Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana), north-east Syria. Aramaean, 9th century BCE. Height: 58 cm. AO 11072


    Cylinder seal and imprint: adoration of the storm god Adad. Agate, 3 x 1,1 cm AO 22347


    Black obelisk of Shalmaneser III, Neo-Assyrian, 858-824 BCE Black limestone obelisk with reliefs glorfying the achieve- ments of the king and his chief minister. It lists their military campaigns of 31 years and the tribute exacted from their neighbours, including camels and an elephant. The obelisk was erected as a public monument in 825 BCE in Nimrud, the ancient Assyrian capital. For details see 08-02-01/41-44 ANE 118885


    Seal and imprint: Cult of Marduk and Nabu. Chalcedony, 4,1 x 1,8 cm AO 7217


    Orthostat showing Hittite king Maradas on his chariot, hunting a stag, accompanied by a hunting dog. From Malatya,Turkey. Neo Hittite Empire, 9th BCE. Limestone, 43 x 78 cm AM 255


    Stela of Shamshi-Adad V. from Nimrud, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. The king extends his right hand, with forefinger outstretched in the typical Assyrian gesture of respect and supplication towards the gods. He wears a large Maltese cross on his chest as an alternative symbol of Shamash, god of the sun and justice. ANE 118892


    Orthostat with winged genie atlante. Basalt bas-relief from the western palace of King Kapara. From Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana), north-east Syria. Aramaean, 9th century BCE. Height: 56 cm AO 11073


    Statue of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE), from Nimrud, northern Iraq. It was placed in the temple of Ishtar Sharrat- niphi to remind the goddess Ishtar of the king's piety. Made of magnesite on a pedestal of reddish stone. In his right hand Ashurnsirpal holds a sickle,to fight monsters, the mace in his left hand shows his authority as vice-regent of the supreme god Ashur. ANE, 118871


    Lid of the coffin of Hor,22nd dynasty,around 850 BCE. The falcon-headed god Horus is shown on the inside.The mummified body of a man called Hor was x-rayed in the 1960s.No fractures or medical conditions were found;he had been circumsized;artificial eyes had been placed in the eye sockets. Detail of 03-03-01/63-67 EA,6659


    Sphinx, with the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt and the false beard of the Pharaohs. Probably part of an entrance gate to an Aramaic temple or palace in Damascus, then capital of Aram. 9th-8th BCE Basalt, H:80 cm Inv. 30


    Cylinder seal and imprint:ritual scene and inscription Cornelian, 4,4 x 1,3cm AO 22708


    Cylinder seal and imprint: Cult of the sacred tree. Chalcedony, H: 3,2 cm AO 22348


    The demon Pazuzu. Obverse side of 08-02-11/23, the bronze plaque showing Pazuzu driving out the evil female spirit Lamashtu. Bronze, 13,3 x 8,4 cm AO 22205


    Bronze quiver with hunting and fighting scenes. Neo-Assyrian. Bronze, H: 61 cm AO 30389


    Stele of Zakkur, in aramaic script (too be read from right to left). Zakkur, king of Hamath, gives thanks to Baal-Shamain for his support against Bar-Had, king of Damascus. Lower part of the stele, upper part with statue of Zakkur missing. 9th BCE, H: 103 cm AO 8185


    Statue of a king or god standing on a throne supported by two lions and a goddess. Late Hittite, from Sinjirli. H: 162 cm


    Stele of Tahunda, god of thunderstorms, with a lightning flash in one hand and an axe in the other. Inscribed in the name of the Hittite prince Hamiyatas, From Til Barsip, Syria, around 900 BCE Basalt, H: 206 cm AO 11505


    Seal and imprint, Assyrian, 9th-6th BCE.Cultic scene, a man and a geni around the horned dragon, symbol of the gods Marduk and Nabu. Cornelian, H: 2,4 cm AO 22346


    The Rassam obelisk from Nimrud, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. Neo-Assyrian, 883-859 BCE. This fragment of a stone relief formed part of an obelisk discovered by archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam. The obelisk decorated one of the central squares in Nimrud, the site where King Ashurbanipal II chose to build his new administrative centre of the Assyrian Empire. This panel shows the king watching treasure being weighed on a pair of scales. ANE, 118800.

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