Tuesday, 15 December 2020

This was part of a wall relief was found inside a well within the courtyard of the temple of Assur at the city of Ashur, the capital city of the Assyrians…Gypsum. First half of the second millennium BCE. The Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

God in a well

The central part of the relief depicts a male deity. He holds two long branches, and two ibex goats (standing on their hind legs) appear to eat from these branches. Two other identical branches seem to grow out the bottom half of his body…(…)

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