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Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum
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Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum

This carved ivory statue was made of different ivory pieces, which were joined together. The legs are now missing. It depicts an adult Assyrian beardless male figure. He stands in a gesture of worship. It was found (by an Iraqi team in the...
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...
Cow & Calf Ivory Motif from Nimrud
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Cow & Calf Ivory Motif from Nimrud

This is one of the finest examples of the so-called "cow-and-calf" motif and is the only known to date to have been carved in the distinctive style of the "Ornate Group". On the right, a cow stands and turns her head toward her suckling calf...
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...
Carved Ivory with an Egyptianizing Scene, Nimrud
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Carved Ivory with an Egyptianizing Scene, Nimrud

This cylinder was fragmented into two or three main parts when it was found, although it was carved from one large tusk. The scene depicts an unidentified Egyptian pharaoh wearing the blue crown (khepresh; with a uraeus at the front) of Egypt...
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...
Ivory Figure of Syrian Man with an Ostrich & Goat, Nimrud
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Ivory Figure of Syrian Man with an Ostrich & Goat, Nimrud

This burned ivory figure, carved in the round, depicts a male figure carrying a goat on his shoulders and holding an ostrich by the neck. The depiction is very realistic; the beak of the ostrich is opened and the front wing is held upwards...
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...
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...
Nimrud Ivory Piece with Gold Overlay
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Nimrud Ivory Piece with Gold Overlay

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. It shows what appears to the right side of the head and neck, as well as right ear of a a figure. The golden overlay is still intact. Neo-Assyrian Period...
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