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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. 909.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65323


excavation number: ND10424


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 4.6, width: 6.9

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Winged, human-headed sphinx lying down facing left, with head turned to the front, hair ends in curls on the forehead, chest and lower wing marked with a crisscross design; reverse side has a pegged dowel hole on the left and two smaller ones on the right.

status: unknown




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