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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- ram-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. 623.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM72084


excavation number: ND9720


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 11.2, width: 6.0, thickness: 0.8

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Front of a winged, ram-headed sphinx facing left; wears an elaborate crown over a headcloth; horizontal markings on the reverse side [eye was inlaid]

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:26
created: April 20, 2004
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