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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx -- ram-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. 911.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM65214


excavation number: ND9432


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 5.1, width: 8.0

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Winged, ram-headed sphinx lying down facing left, head turned to the front with curly horns, top knot and the chest and lower wing marked with a criss-cross pattern; dowel hole on the horn, and the hindleg and two pegged dowel holes on the reverse side.

status: unknown




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