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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- human-headed


ivory -- relief -- combat -- sphinx subduing male


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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. 93.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM60515


excavation number: ND6341


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 6.6; width: 7.0thickness: 0.6

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Winged, human-headed sphinx faces left, foreleg on head of prostrate male lying on his side; sphinx wears double crown over headcloth

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:19
created: June 3, 2003
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