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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- falcon-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. 96.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM62667


excavation number: ND7983


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 7.8; width (at base): 7.2; thickness: 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Below traces of tow hieroglyphs, a winged falcon-headed sphinx faces left, right foreleg on head of prostrate male lying on his side; sphinx wears double crown over a headcloth; male wears short wig

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:20
created: June 3, 2003
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