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Furniture Fragment

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Object Number:
65-20-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Nimrud
Archaeology Area:
Fort Shalmaneser, room SW12 FS
Locus:
Fort Shalmaneser
Room SW 12
F.S.
Period:
Assyrian
Date Made:
8th century BC
Early Date:
-800
Late Date:
-700
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Ivory
Iconography:
Youth
Sphinx
Description:
Two kneeling youths supporting a sphinx. Youths separated by tree with lotus (?) flowers. High relief. Bits of gold foil adhere to one youth and left near foot of griffin. Tenon at bottom. Top broken. Furniture ornament (?).
Credit Line:
Gift of the Women's Committe in recognition of Mrs. John Biggs, 1959-65
Other Number:
ND 11046   -   Field No SF
65-3-6   -   Other Number

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