Furniture inlay

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


Findspot: Nimrud

Dimensions

Height x length: 4.4 x 8 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.924

Medium or Technique

Ivory

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture

Found in the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud. Syrian-style plaque representing a sphinx

Provenance

From Fort Shalmaneser, 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