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Assyrian Gallery: Nimrud
The two Assyrian reliefs to the right are from the palace of Assurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.) at Nimrud in today's northern Iraq. That on the right portrays a winged deity, his arm raised in an act of purification. The head on the left is Assurnasirpal himself, wearing the distinctive Assyrian royal headdress. A replica of the Black Obelisk of king Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C.) can be seen on the left.
Revised: February 19, 2007