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Stylus or weaving tool

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
6.59 x 0.51 x 0.14 in. (16.74 x 1.3 x 0.36 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Implements
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.117.13
Not on view
1953, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1954, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

Mallowan, Max E.L. 1954. "The Excavations at Nimrud (Kalhu), 1953." Iraq 16, p. 94.
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