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Title
Eagle-headed figure, (N.W. palace, Nimroud)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Assyria

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1849
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON ASSY
Topics
Assyrians
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Wings (Anatomy)
Gods -- Assyrian
Rites & ceremonies -- Assyria
Ceremonial objects -- Assyria
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: The eagle-headed figure, Nisroch, is a protective spirit or divinity. He carries a cone, which is a purifier, and a ritual cup used to protect against evil spirits. Protective spirits decorated the palace at Nimrud.
Source note: Nineveh and its remains. (New York Putnam 1849) Layard, Austen Henry, Sir (1817-1894), Author.
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 22.3 x 13.2 cm
Foxing on image.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4bfe360-c5bd-012f-fd6b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1849: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Eagle-headed figure, (N.W. palace, Nimroud)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1849. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1366-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Eagle-headed figure, (N.W. palace, Nimroud)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 3, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1366-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1849). Eagle-headed figure, (N.W. palace, Nimroud) Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1366-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Eagle-headed figure, (N.W. palace, Nimroud)