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Alabaster relief panel showing an eagle-headed demon

Winged, eagle-headed figures were a common type of protective magical deity, and large numbers of them were found carved on the reliefs that decorated the walls of the palace of Ashurnasirpal II. Below the head, the figure would have been in human form, richly dressed; two daggers can be seen tucked into his belt.

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