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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- human-headed


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  • bibliography and image source: Herrmann, Georgina: Ivories from Room SW 37 Fort Shalmaneser. Ivories from Nimrud IV. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq, no. 607.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM60544


excavation number: ND6447


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
a) height: 3.5, width: 1.7, thickness: 0.6; b) height: 2.4, width: 1.5, thickness: 0.6

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
a. Front of a winged, human-headed sphinx facing left; wears double crown and headcloth shown as a wig; reverse side has horizontal markings ; b. Wingtips only of a sphinx (?) facing left

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:18
created: April 20, 2004
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