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Relief from the Palace of king Sargon II

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Genie with a poppy flower. Relief from the Palace of king Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), 716–713 BC.
Dimensions: H. 1.4 m (4 ft. 8 ½ in.), D. 17 cm (6 ½ in.).
Louvre Museum, Department of Oriental Antiquities, Richelieu wing, ground floor, room 4.
Accession number: AO 19869. Credit line:
Excavations of Paul-Émile Botta, 1843–1844.
Public Domain by Marie-Lan Nguyen via Wikimedia Commons.

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1000 BCE - 1 CE · Mesopotamia · Sculpture

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