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Eagle-headed Protective Genie by FalseMaria Eagle-headed Protective Genie by FalseMaria
Assyrian circa 860 BC
Marble relief carving


British Museum London.
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:icontuam:
Beautiful carving. It serves for study. Thanks.
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:iconishakov:
IshakoV Jan 23, 2013
Yes this is Nisroch our god of agriculture and plantation I am assyrian and you don't see people like me to often I belong to a family clan we speak Aramaic and study our origins we are mostly Christian but we always stick close to our blood name
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:iconfalsemaria:
Thanks for the information about this.
Nice to meet you :handshake:
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:icondutchshun:
Although sculptured stone, I like the embossed effect of the detail really bringing the history alive. :)
Wonderful natural tones too.
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:iconfalsemaria:
Thanks....these carvings are incredible.
Thanks for faving too.:)
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:iconenkiannunaki:
EnkiAnnunaki Apr 26, 2012
I Belive that's a pineal gland in his hand . . . tell me it isn't so . . . doesn't that look like a sectional view of the thyroid ?
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:iconfalsemaria:
Okay I will tell you its not so.:)
Its a pine cone..... its a symbol of fertility.Like you mentioned before ,these genies are often depicted standing in front of a sacred tree with cone raised in the act of pollination.
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:iconenkiannunaki:
EnkiAnnunaki Apr 26, 2012
Excellent detail close-up. I must find the rest of it
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:iconfalsemaria:
Thanks ..I love this one too.
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