The winged genie is shown holding a conical fruit which has presumably been dipped into a bucket of pollen held in preparation for fertilizing the Tree of Life, an important symbol in Assyrian religious belief.
I took these photos at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The reliefs are from interior walls of the palace of Ashurnasirpal II who reigned from 883 to 859 BC. He was the first Assyrian king to use carved reliefs on the interior walls of a palace at the site of Kalhu (now called Nimrud).
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Close up of detail of Starry Night Over The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh by John Hunter
Close up detail of Starry Night Over The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh at the Dreams and Reality Exhibit at the Singapore Art Museum. The Museum D’Orsay in Paris, France provided the exhibit from their collection.
Related: self portrait by Vincent van Gogh – Irises by Vincent van Gogh – Portrait of Joseph Roulin – In Starry Night Van Gogh Painted Perfect Turbulence
Goat Skull and Bottle by Pablo Picasso, 1951. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Statue of King Mankaure (also know as Mycerimus) and his queen (probably Kha_merer-nebty II) from the great Ancient Egyptian art collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Related: Curious Cat Egypt travelogue – Egyptian art at the MET in NYC
Georges Seurat’s painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The inspiration for the musical, Sunday in the Park with George.
Jaguar Effigy Vessel, Guanacaste-Nicoya Culture, 1000-1350 AD – Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The hollow front legs include clay pellets that produce a low rattling sound similar to a jaguar’s growl.
South American gold artwork at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Shaker work room
Work Room, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.