APKALLU (LOT 101)
Graphite on paper, crayon on paper, mounted on disband
In 2018 Christies sold the 3000 year old, approx 2×2 m large assyrian relief for more than 30 million $, a record price. Aquired in the mid-19th century by the american missionary Dr. Henri Byron Haskell from Layard, it ended up at the Virginia Theological Seminary until it was sold at Christies. It is not publicly known who bought it and where it is now.
It has resulted in a number of smaller and larger works over the last few years, mostly in frottages build on the shapes of the figures in the relief.I have never seen the original relief and have had to rely on photographs.
Post am Rochus