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ivory -- relief -- animals -- bull / cattle


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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. 713.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND9180


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 4.3, length: 17.1, thickness: 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Two bulls facing left with heads lowered; two dowel holes on the left, a third with the dowel in situ in neck of first bull and reverse side has horizontal markings and a fitter's mark (+) [eyes were inlaid]

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:29:20
created: August 8, 2007
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