Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Decorative frieze, perhaps from furniture or pyxis

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
3.86 x 5.71 x 7.4 in. (9.8 x 14.5 x 18.8 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.145.10
Not on view
1960, 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 1960, 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. 1966. Nimrud and its Remains II. London: Collins, p. 591, fig. 574.

Herrmann, Georgina. 1986. Ivories from Room SW37 Fort Shalmaneser, Ivories from Nimrud (1949-1963), Fasc. IV. London: The British School of Archaeology in Iraq, no. 285, p. 111, pl. 63.

Klengel-Brandt, Evelyn. 1996. "Neu in Berlin: Dauerleihgaben aus New York", in Vorderasiatisches Museum, Aus den Museen, Schlossern und Sammlungen 1, pp. 46-47.
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