Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Apkallu figure: male with a fish-skin hood

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
5.12 x 1.87 in. (13 x 4.75 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.117.25
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
1953, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1954, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Mallowan, M.E.L. 1953. "A Newly-Found Assyrian Royal Palace of 2750 Years Ago: 'Guardian Angels' and Palace Frescoes." In Recent Discoveries at Nimrud. Illustrated London News, p. 255.

Mallowan, M.E.L. 1954. "The Excavations at Nimrud (Kalhu), 1953." Iraq 16 (1), pp. 86-93, pl. XIX.

Lines, Joan. 1955. "Ivories from Nimrud." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 13, p. 242.

Mallowan, M.E.L. 1956. Twenty-Five Years of Mesopotamian Discovery, 1932-1956. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq, p. 68.
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