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Winged Man Protective Genie by FalseMaria Winged Man Protective Genie by FalseMaria
Assyrian circa 860 BC

Marble relief carving

British Museum London
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EnkiAnnunaki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I believe this is only half of the scene. In the whole scene, he is actually placing the cone on the "tree of life", which is not shown here, but I've seen it in other deptictions. This is the first really detailed picture I've run across so far and I'm desperately searching the British Museum online for the whole scene, if that is where you found this part.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Yes..its in the British Museum.
Genies are often depicted beside sacred trees with the cone outstretched
but its not always the case.
I can't remember if this was a stand alone part of a frieze or if there was
anything in front of the figure in the museum.There were so many amazing
things to look at I was overwhelmed.:faint:
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EnkiAnnunaki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
UTU is said to have been particularly fond of his feathered outfit, and would wear them during the performance of devine rights, the other Annunaki gods were not mentioned in this way.
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EnkiAnnunaki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
rites that is - Forgive me I'm sleepy
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EnkiAnnunaki Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Grandson of Enlil. Son of Sin. Twin brother of Irnini/Ishtar. - This is UTU "The Bright One", Shamash in Akkadian. He was one of the Annunaki gods of ancient Sumer.

Remember the story of Gilgamesh? Having discovered that he was two-thirds god by birth, and therefore entitled to immortality? This is the god that Gigamesh pleaded with, in-person, to stand with him while he stated his case to the other Annunaki gods, as only they would know if his claim was true, and if so, only they could grant him immortality.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
You think so? What makes you say that?:?
He is wearing the horned helmet that indicates he is divine or semi divine
but the symbols he carries are a cone and a bucket which are bog standard
genie accessories...never be seen out without them.

Wouldn't Utu be wielding his sacred weapon?
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EnkiAnnunaki Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
I've read some of Zecharia Sitchins books, ZS was one of the few scholars who learned to read the actual ancient cunniform clay tablets that tell about this.
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amoxes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I did not know that this piece was at the British Museum of London, nice of you to have posted this.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
:)

Yes ..there are several pieces like this there including a huge scene of a lion hunt which is superb and a pair of gate sentinels in the form of incredible winged bulls with human heads.
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amoxes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow must be really great to see it in real time, I'm very interested in this subject.
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