Mesopotamian Angel

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Megaera Lorenz

Our woods are full of angels, but most of them are very western. We tend to forget where they came from originally -- the ancient Near East. Angels and closely related beings (minor deities, genii, etc.) had their origins in Mesopotamian mythology. So I based this one on ancient Assyrian depictions, with the multiple wings and the two-horned crown of a minor god. Like the Biblical angels, it is sexless. It holds a branch from the Tree of Life, one of the most ancient symbols of Mesopotamian mythology. The medium is colored pencil and technical pen.

Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology

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