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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. 786.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND13598


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: with tenon 9.9, height: of panel 8.5, width: 4.5, thickness: 1.0, diam. of dowel hole: 0.3, tenon slot 0.9 x 0.3

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Top right of a large stylized tree with central petals, one set of curved branches with a pair of fronds growing from the upper end and decorated with parts of a chevron, a semi-circle and a ‘drop’ filled with a crisscross design; broken dowel hole and a tenon slot on the left, tenon on the top.

status: unknown




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