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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- ram-headed figure


ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- bird-headed figure


ivory -- relief -- animals -- snakes


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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. 924.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM69969


excavation number: ND9081


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5.7, width: 11.4, thickness: 0.9

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
From left to right a winged, bearded male facing right, a locust, a dog on its hind legs facing right, a winged, ram-headed male facing left holding snakes and a bird-headed figure facing right; winged male wears a crown or cap and a short skirt under an ankle-length skirt, the ram-headed male wears a horned crown and a short skirt under an ankle-length skirt and the bird-headed figure wears a fish-tail wig a horned crown and a striped garment .

status: unknown




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