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ivory -- relief -- plants -- flowers -- lotos


ivory -- relief -- plants -- flowers -- papyrus


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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. 628.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND13196


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 4.3, width: 11.2, thickness: 0.9

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Remains of a pair of winged sphinxes with a plant growing between them; striations on the reverse side

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:30
created: April 20, 2004
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