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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- griffin


ivory -- relief -- combat -- male killing griffin
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joined to ND10530 (IM65366)
  • 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: IM65418


excavation number: ND10696


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 9.6; width: at top 4.7; width (at base): 7.7; thickness: 1.0; diam. of base ca. 18.0

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Combat in stylized mountain scene: Male, facing left, wearing a short pleated kilt, left foot raised; holds a winged griffin by the comb and thrusts a long sword into its open beak. Floral frieze above combat scene.

status: unknown




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