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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. 722.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM69994


excavation number: ND9638


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 6.1, length: 11.2, thickness: 1.0, rectangular slot 5.8, x 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Bull facing right, nose touching one of three leaves; reverse side has striations and a long rectangular slot [eye was inlaid]

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:29:24
created: August 8, 2007
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