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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. 344.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
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excavation number: ND13457


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5.0; width: 2.1; thickness: 0.5

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
upper part: two feet belonging to two people facing each other; below it row of snakes (cobras) with sun disks on their heads, stylized tree

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:20:18
created: June 9, 2003
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