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ivory -- relief -- mythological creature -- sphinx? / griffin? -- head missing
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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. 497.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
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excavation number: ND13308


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 7.8; width: 5.3; thickness: 1.7

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Winged sphinx or griffin facing right, left foreleg raised, and head, tail and lower legs missing




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:21:59
created: April 20, 2004
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