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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- griffin


ivory -- relief -- combat -- male killing griffin
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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. 86.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM60532


excavation number: ND6377


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 8.5; width: at top 5.9; thickness: 0.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Winged male facing left, holds winged griffin, by its comb and thrusts a spear into its open beak; man wears short wig, at his head there are traces of a crown

status: unknown




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:18:16
created: June 3, 2003
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