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


ivory -- relief -- plants -- floral design


ivory -- relief -- human -- male -- double crown


ivory -- relief -- human -- male -- standing


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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. 247.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65876


excavation number: ND10659


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 20.6; width: 3.3; thickness: 0.8

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Top: Male facing right, wearing double crown and short wig, holding flower; below him winged, falcon-headed sphinx facing right, wearing sun disc crown over a headcloth; bottom: male with sun disc on his head, facing right

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:19:27
created: June 9, 2003
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