Furniture inlay

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


Object Place: Nimrud

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.8 x 4 cm (1 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.920

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Found in the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud. Egyptianizing plaque showing an Egyptian king wearing the double crown before a “sacred tree.”

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.
(Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund