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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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ivory -- relief -- gods -- female -- lion-headed


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


ivory -- relief -- animals -- lion


ivory -- relief -- animals -- scarab


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. 249.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65205


excavation number: ND9457


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 11.2; width: 2.4; thickness: 0.6

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
top: lion head facing left above semi-circle ("aegis"); center: winged scarab beetle with falcon headdress; bottom: winged, human-headed sphinx, facing left, sun disc over headdress; scenes separated by floral elements.

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:19:28
created: June 9, 2003
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