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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- griffin -- feet only


ivory -- relief -- plants -- trees -- stylized tree


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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. 618.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND13602


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2.5, width: 11.7, thickness: 0.3

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Remains of a scene of a flower, part of the trunk of a tree and the forepaw and leading hind leg of a griffin (?); striations and gouges on reverse side

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:25
created: April 20, 2004
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