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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

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

Object Place for Label

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture