winged protective spirit or apkallu; guarded entrance to king's private quarters; carries goat and giant ear of corn; wears a kilt and embroidered robe and bead necklace; also wears armlets, wristlets with rosettes and sandal
ancientart: “Genie with a poppy flower. Relief from the Palace of king Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen.