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ivory -- relief -- combat -- warrior


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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. 73.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65362


excavation number: ND10508


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5.2; width: at top 3.8; width (at base): 4.8; thickness: 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Two males hold spears or swords to confront animals; wear short wigs, thigh-length tunics and ankle-length overskirts

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:10
created: June 3, 2003
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