Furniture inlay

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


Findspot: Nimrud

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 12.3 cm (1 7/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.919

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Egyptian-style plaque. Symmetrical composition cut to receive inlay. In center: Djed pillar surmounted by double ostrich feather and solar disk. Rearing cobras and vultures flank the pillar. Ends beveled.

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.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund