winged disk

winged disk

In Egyptian Revival architecture, same as sun disk.
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The Egyptians added into the sky the winged disk of the sun flying across the vault, a motif that later became a vulture or an eagle.
Apollo is, of course, the successor to the Egyptian winged disk of the sun and the Roman eagle, and is clearly meant to allude to Louis XIV--the self-styled Sun King.
Firstly, Irene Winter has convincingly demonstrated that the famous relief showing the king flanking the Tree under the winged disk corresponds to the epithet "vice-regent of Assur" in the accompanying inscription.
Now reading that, you might assume that he was relying on Winter's authority that the Tree represents the "divine world order," but in fact, in her article Winter said rather that the Tree represents fertility, and that the "divine principles" are represented by Ashur in the winged disk.
This strongly suggests that this important god has to be identified with the winged disk over the Assyrian Tree .
In the palace reliefs of Assurnasirpal II the winged disk and the two figures of the king in the scene below the tree in fig.