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Tiglath-pileser III, Submission of Enemy
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Tiglath-pileser III, Submission of Enemy

An alabaster bas-relief depicting the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III stands over a captured enemy. The cuneiform inscription describes an Assyrian campaign in Iran 744 BCE. From the central palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), reused and...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of Tawaret
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of Tawaret

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. Two figures of the Egyptian goddess Tawaret (the demon-wife of Apep and the first god of evil) can be seen. Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to...
Ivory Back Rest From Nimrud
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Ivory Back Rest From Nimrud

The 6 ivory panels, set within a plane framework, would originally have been mounted on the concave inner surface of a curved wooden support. By analogy with a similar curved back rest from Salamis in Cyprus, it seems likely that this piece...
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...
Nimrud Ivory of a Winged Sphinx
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Nimrud Ivory of a Winged Sphinx

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. 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...
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 the Birth of Horus
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Nimrud Ivory Plaque of the Birth of Horus

On the left is the naked infant Horus sitting on a lotus flower with his finger in his mouth. Facing him is a winged goddess, possibly Isis, who extends a lotus flower towards him. This fine piece was originally inlaid with colored glass...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of an Egyptian king
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of an Egyptian king

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. The depicted/carved man wears the double crown of Egypt and a royal costume. Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud...
Assyrian Soldiers in Lebanon
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Assyrian Soldiers in Lebanon

This gypsum wall relief was part of a corner panel. It depicts Assyrian soldiers with horses crossing a mountainous area. The wavy lines and spirals at the bottom of the scene represent a river. The cuneiform inscriptions on the reverse refer...
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