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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- falcon-headed


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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. 5.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM62712


excavation number: ND7600


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2.1; width (at base): 2.5; thickness: 0.4.

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Falcon-headed sphinx, prone, winged, facing left; wears double crown over headcloth.

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:17:35
created: June 3, 2003
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