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Phoenician Bronze Bowl From Nimrud
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Phoenician Bronze Bowl From Nimrud

This bowl was part of a hoard found by Sir Henry Layard in 1850-1851 CE in the North-West Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu). They were probably deposited there in the 8th century BCE. The decoration on the bowls is Phoenician, very similar...
Colossal Guardian Lion from Nimrud
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Colossal Guardian Lion from Nimrud

This giant statue was found at the temple of Ishtar, Sharrat-niphi, and guarded the entrance into this temple. The cuneiform inscriptions on the statue mention the name of Ashurnasirpal II as the temple's builder. This lion was one of a pair...
Nimrud Ivory Plaque of an Egyptian Sphinx
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Nimrud Ivory Plaque of an Egyptian Sphinx

A winged human-headed sphinx wears the double crown of Egypt. An apron hangs down on the chest with a projecting uraeus (rearing cobra) similar to those worn by Egyptian pharaohs. A striking Phoenician style. Excavated by Sir Max Mallowan...
Nimrud Ivory Plaque of Two Seated Figures
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Nimrud Ivory Plaque of Two Seated Figures

Two figures sit facing each-other either side of a cartouche surmounted by two feathers. The inscription consisting of Egyptian hieroglyphs, cannot be read, the signs have been treated in a purely decorative manner by the Phoenician craftsmen...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Man
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Man

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. It shows a standing winged Egyptian man holding a stem of a lotus flower branching from a tree. The upper part shows a large lotus flower. Phoenician art...
Assyrian Apkallu Holding a Deer
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Assyrian Apkallu Holding a Deer

A human-headed and winged Apkallu, holding a deer in his right arm. The left hand carries a palm branch. The animal is a Persian fallow deer (of the species Dama Mesopotamica). This deer still lives in Northern and North-Eastern parts of...
Nimrud Ivory Plaque of a Stylized Palm Tree
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Nimrud Ivory Plaque of a Stylized Palm Tree

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...
Alabaster Relief of an Assyrian Royal Attendant
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Alabaster Relief of an Assyrian Royal Attendant

Alabaster work relief of an Assyrian royal attendant, from the northwest palace of Ashurnasirpal II. Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, 883-859 BCE, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia. (The Burrell Collection, Glasgow).
Duck Stone Weight from Nimrud
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Duck Stone Weight from Nimrud

This stone weight, which weighs 30 minas (about 15 kilograms) was found in the north-west palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. It had been deposited there as booty. Babylonian, reign of Eriba-Marduk, circa 770 BCE...
Nimrud Ivory Panels of Two Egyptian Kings
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Nimrud Ivory Panels of Two Egyptian Kings

Two panels from a much larger composition, each showing a youth dressed in Egyptian royal costume grasping a tree formed by a lotus flower arising from a double volute. On the front of the lower right-hand tenon of the right ivory panel...
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