| what is new | announcements | public programs
| website information & statistics | copyrights & permissions | comments |

| website navigational aid

Oriental Institute

Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

Lost Treasures Homepage
Iraq Museum Database Homepage Site Photos IraqCrisis Mailing List
Contact us
View Objects by:

Materials

Principal Object Types

Alphabetical Index of Categories

Iraq Museum Numbers

Provenience / Excavation Numbers

Publication / Source

Selected Categories:


ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- griffin


ivory -- relief -- combat -- male killing griffin


front view
  • 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. 84.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65372


excavation number: ND10544


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 8.2; width: at top 3.7; thickness: 0.9

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
A mountain scene with a male facing right, grasping a winged griffin by the comb and thrusting a spear into its open beak; wears a double crown, wig, and a short, pleated kilt

status: unknown




Lost Treasures Homepage
Iraq Museum Database Homepage Site Photos IraqCrisis Mailing List
Contact us




revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:15
created: June 3, 2003
Copyright 2005 Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/dbfiles/objects/416.htm