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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- griffin


ivory -- relief -- animals -- bull / cattle


ivory -- relief -- animals -- lion


ivory -- relief -- combat -- animal combat


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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. 668.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65271


excavation number: ND10320


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 4.8, length: with tenon 21.8, length: of panel 21.4, thickness: 1.3

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Pair of bulls facing right, each attacked by a winged griffin and a lion which is impaled on the bull's horn; reverse side has remains of a tenon on the right, three dowel holes on the top and bottom on reverse side

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:28:54
created: July 15, 2004
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