Nimrud Ivory Plaque of a Stylized Palm Tree

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 September 2016
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This ivory plaque shows a carving of a stylized palm tree. There are tenons at the top and bottom of the plaque. The overall depiction is very similar to a fragment found in Samaria (also housed in the Museum). Excavated by Sir Max Mallowan. Purchased from the British School of Archeology in Iraq; acquisition date 1961. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Fort Shalmaneser at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 08). Nimrud Ivory Plaque of a Stylized Palm Tree. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5649/nimrud-ivory-plaque-of-a-stylized-palm-tree/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nimrud Ivory Plaque of a Stylized Palm Tree." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 08, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5649/nimrud-ivory-plaque-of-a-stylized-palm-tree/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nimrud Ivory Plaque of a Stylized Palm Tree." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Sep 2016. Web. 18 Sep 2021.