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Furniture Fragment

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Object Number:61-3-2
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Nimrud
Locus: Fort Shalmaneser
Room SW 7
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Man
Vine
Height: 14.2 cm
Width: 8 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1961
Other Number:ND 7915 - Field No SF

Description

Relief plaque: man facing left grasping curling vine with both hands. Condition very fragile. One of a set of four plaques.

-A man facing left grasps a curling vine with both hands. he wears a short kilt with a belted outer garment that reaches down the right flank to the ankles, but leaves the left leg exposed. Such robes were often worn by divinities in North Syrian and Assyrian art.

-This ivory is from Fort Shalmaneser SW7, a room that was filled with stacked furniture. It could from the head of a bed or couch, or even a chair back. This ivory is in the Nprth Syrian style.

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