|Figure 1 - the Assyrian "tree of life"(?)|
|Figure 3 - a winged genie with a bucket (of water?)|
|Figure 2 - multiple branches joined together|
Whatever this "tree" is, it must have been important to the Assyrians as many representations of winged genies sprinkling water on these trees is an extremely common motif in the decoration of the royal palaces. The photos here are from the palace of Ashurnasirpal and are now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
|Figure 4 - an eagle-headed genie with a pine cone|