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Miniature corbel ("hand of Ishtar")

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 883–859 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ceramic, glaze
Dimensions:
3 7/8 × 8 3/4 × 2 5/16 in. (9.8 × 22.2 × 5.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Sculpture-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.117.30
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 404
1952, 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.
Frame, Grant. 1991. "Assyrian Clay Hands." Baghdad Mitteilungen 22, p. 367, no. 55.
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