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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. 795.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65291


excavation number: ND10369


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: with tenons 11.0, width: 5.1, thickness: 1.0

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Stylized tree with one pair of upward-curving and two pairs of downward-curving branches with fronds growing from them and ribs between them, flowers growing from the trunk and petals in the center; tenons on top and bottom with horizontal lines on the front of the top tenon and a fitterŐs mark on the front of the bottom tenon.

status: unknown




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