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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- griffin


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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. 679a.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM74827


excavation number: ND13108


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 6.1, length: 9.2, thickness: 0.4

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Bull lying on its back with the head of a griffin attacking its stomach and the paw of a lion on its hindquarters; griffin wears a beaded headcloth; striations on reverse side [design at top and bottom of frame was inlaid]

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:29:00
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