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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...
A Furniture Fixture from Sharrat Niphi Temple
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A Furniture Fixture from Sharrat Niphi Temple

This limestone head of a woman was probably inlaid with colorless glass. There is a circular hole through the center of the head, by which it was probably mounted on a wooden shaft. The overall depiction of the woman's face is not fine; her...
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 Two Lionesses
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of Two Lionesses

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. On the ivory plaque, there are 2 carved roaring lionesses facing each other. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu...
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...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Suckling Calf
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Suckling Calf

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. A standing cow turns her head towards a small calf. The calf appears to suckle milk from the cow's nipples. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE...
Ivory Head of a Lion from Nimrud
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Ivory Head of a Lion from Nimrud

This piece of ivory is part of the so-called "Nimrud Ivories." These ivories decorated chariots, high status furniture, and horse trappings. They were covered with thin gold-leaf or ornamented with semi-precious stones. It is thought these...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Animal
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Animal

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. The panel shows a winged 4-legged animal (mythical creature). Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu...
Assyrian Siege
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Assyrian Siege

This Assyrian relief from the North-West Palace in Kalhu (c. 865-860 BCE) shows King Ashurnasirpal advancing on an enemy city, protected by a shield-bearer. Ahead is a wheeled siege engine, which carries more archers and contains a lever-operated...
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