Griffin-demon plaque

Near Eastern, Levantine, Syrian
Mitannian
13th century B.C.–beginning of 12th century


Findspot: Syria, Tell Fakhariyah, Floor 6 of Sounding IX

Dimensions

Length x Width: 6.8 x 3 cm (2 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.117

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Griffin-demon plaque. It is a fragment of a kneeling griffin-demon facing right. It has incised details. A considerable portion of the lower left wing and the beginning of the upper right one are perserved. The figure is silhouetted against a sunken background.

Provenance

Findspot Information: Soundings at Tell Fakhariyah. From Floor 6 of Sounding IX (p. 68, no. 55; pl. 63:55) / [Exped. date:] 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of the Marriner Memorial Syrian Expedition