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Furniture Fragment

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Object Number:65-20-1
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
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
Height: 12 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Depth: 1.3 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from British School of Archaeology in Iraq; Subscription of the Women's Committee in recognition of Mrs. John Biggs, 1965
Other Number:ND 11046 - Field No SF
65-3-6 - Other Number

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 (?).

-A large sphnix is supported by two smaller kneeling male youths, who are separated from each other by a flowering tree. Small pieces of gold foil adhere to the youth at the left and are visible on the hind leg of the sphnix.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
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