Near Eastern, Levantine, Syro-Phoenician
Height x width: 7.8 x 9 cm (3 1/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Found in the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud. Egyptianizing ivory inlay plaque showing a sphinx wearing the Egyptian double crown trampling a fallen enemy.
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)
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund