Assyrian tree of life BC. Folklore: Above is the winged sun-disk of Egypt, the borrowed symbol of the Assyrian Sun-god Assur, shooting deadly arrows. Below is the beautiful symbol of the tree of life, which originated in old Babylonia.
Caduceus = Tree of Life, Aleph letter): air ; Shin letter) : fire -- "This image is a perfect symbol for the exile and return story of the Kabbalah, symbolizing both the upward striving and the balancing of opposites.
“The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Assyrian Sculpture Court (Gallery showcases sculptures from the Assyrian capital city of Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in a space designed to evoke their original palace setting.