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


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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. 782.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65285


excavation number: ND10354


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 12.8, width: 4.3, thickness: 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Half-stylized tree with one set of curved branches with flowers growing from the ends, a bud on a stalk near the trunk and the trunk decorated with chevrons and horizontal and curving ribs; the reverse side has the same design in reverse

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:29:53
created: April 10, 2008
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