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


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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. 440.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND13363


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 7.5; width: 4.3; thickness: 0.5

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Head and body of winged, human-headed sphinx facing right, a groove on its cheek; wears a plain headcloth




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:21:20
created: April 20, 2004
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