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ivory -- relief -- plants -- flowers


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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. 764.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM74686


excavation number: ND13113


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: with tenon 12.1, height: of panel 10.9, width: 5.5, thickness: 1.1

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Top of a date palm tree with scaly trunk, fruit hanging from the left side and two flowers remaining above the branches; remains of a tenon and the trace of a dowel hole on the top

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:29:45
created: August 21, 2007
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