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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- falcon-headed


ivory -- relief -- plants -- floral design


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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. 223.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65391


excavation number: ND10642


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 6.9; width: 3.3; thickness: 0.6

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Winged, falcon-headed spinx facing right below a floral design; wears double crown over a headcloth

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:19:13
created: June 4, 2003
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