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Furniture inlay

Egyptian-style plaque with a "hero" wearing the Egyptian double crown and slaying a griffin.

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. (Accession Date: September 22, 1965)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Nimrud

Accession Number

65.917

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture