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ivory -- relief -- animals -- lion


ivory -- relief -- combat -- male versus animal
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joined to ND10696 (IM65418)
  • 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. 78/79.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65366


excavation number: ND10530


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 9.6; width: at top 5.8; width (at base): 8.9; thickness: o.9; diam. of base ca. 18.0

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Four-winged male, facing right, wearing an ankle-length garment; holding a lion around the neck with his left hand, thrusting a long sword into the animal's chest with the right; floral frieze above.

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:12
created: June 3, 2003
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