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Apkallu

This figure is called an 'Apkallu'. Apkallu means 'sage' in Akkadian.

An Apkallu was a protective spirit which protected the king and those in the palace from evil spirits.

Apkallu figures are often shown beside doorways and in corners of rooms since these areas were where evil spirits were thought to lurk.

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