Figurine of a four-winged, bird-headed Apkalle

Details

  • Title

    Figurine of a four-winged, bird-headed Apkalle

  • Associated place

    Nimrud (ND 3522, Burnt Palace, S.W. corner of passage 27) (place of excavation)
  • Date

  • Material and technique

    terracotta, mould-made

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    14.3 cm (height)
    8.6 cm (width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Allocated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1954.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1954.729

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  • Catalogue text

    Mouldmade; sundried brown clay; traces of a white (gypsum); plastered surface; head damaged; belted, ankle-length garment; left arm extended down lower left wing to hold a small rectangular bucket with loop handle in his left hand; right arm bent at the elbow and held against the chest with the hand originally holding a cone-shaped "purifier"; no feet; cut off along the base-line of his garment.

    In: Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005)

Further reading

Moorey, P. R. S., Ancient Near Eastern Terracottas (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2005), 185, p.133, illus. p.133

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