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ivory -- relief -- winged figure -- two-faced


ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- two-faced


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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. 927.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND9083


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 6.0, width: 7.6, thickness: 1.0

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Pair of opposed winged creatures holding snakes with a dog sitting between them facing front, the figure on the left is two-faced and the one on the right only partially preserved; dog wears a collar, figure on the left wears a horned crown, short skirt and ankle-length belted overskirt; reverse side has horizontal markings.

status: unknown




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