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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. 649.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM72082


excavation number: ND9713


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5.2, width: 16.8, thickness: 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Pair of winged, human-headed sphinxes lying back to back with forelegs that are raised human arms raised towards stylized trees; wear double crowns over headcloths and collars; striations on reverse side

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:43
created: April 20, 2004
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