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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. 518.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: ND9607


provenience: Nimrud (SW 37)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: with tenon 11.3; height: of panel 10.5; width: 4.0; thickness: 1.2

material: ivory

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 800 BC)

description:
Front of winged, human-headed sphinx facing left, lower legs broken off; wears sun disc crown over a headcloth




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:22:11
created: April 20, 2004
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