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M. L. Cyprianus, Clavis Inferni sive magia alba et nigra approbata Metratona (The Black Book); an 18th century German alchemical manuscript.

An Assyrian winged “genius” (benevolent spirit) in Glencairn Museum’s Ancient Near East Gallery extends his hands in a protective gesture toward a sacred tree. His divine status is indicated by his wings and his horned headdress. The cuneiform inscription below the figure is a propagandistic statement glorifying the Assyrian king. This relief, carved from gypseous limestone, is from the Northwest Palace of Assurnasirpal II (883-858 BC) in Nimrud, Iraq.