Furniture inlay

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syro-Phoenician
Neo-Assyrian Period
883–612 B.C.


Findspot: Nimrud

Dimensions

Overall (including tenons): 11.2 cm x 7.5 cm

Accession Number

65.917

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Egyptian-style plaque with a “hero” wearing the Egyptian double crown and slaying a griffin.

Provenance

From Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud, Room S.W. 37. By 1965: excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; 1965: Purchased from the British School of Archaeology by the MFA, 22 September 1965.
(Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund