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ivory -- relief -- plants -- trees -- stylized tree


ivory -- relief -- plants -- flowers -- lotos


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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. 777.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND13510


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5.1, width: ca.2.7, thickness: 0.8

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Remains of a stylized tree with one set of curved branches, a frond growing from the downward-curving end and a pair of flowers growing from the trunk

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:29:51
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