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Object Number:61-3-1
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Locus: Fort Shalmaneser
Room SE 10
Section:Near Eastern
Mythological Animal
Height: 11.2 cm
Width: 6 cm
Depth: 0.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1961
Other Number:ND 7564 - Field No SF


Relief; Man Slaying Mythological Animal and stamping on it. Man has crescent horns. Animal is winged (?). Plaque burned to light grey. Much reconstructed and strengthened. End tongue pieces to be set into slots or grooves.

-A hunter facing left steps on slays a griffin, which turns around to face its attacker. The man has crescent-shaped horns, and the animal is winged. A tiny piece of gold foil is visible on the flowering plant at lower right. The plaque has been burned to a light grey color, and there are flanges for the insertion of the plaque into a larger frame.

-This ivory is from Fort Shalmaneser SE 10. It is in the Intermediate Tradition that exhibits influences from both North Syrian and Phoenician traditions.

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