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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

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

Object Place for Label

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Furniture