Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Plaque with a tree of intertwined papyrus and pomegranates; craftsman's mark on the lower tenon

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
2.99 x 2.44 x 0.43 in. (7.59 x 6.2 x 1.09 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Reliefs-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.37.12
Not on view
1963, 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 1964, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Herrmann, Georgina and Stuart Laidlaw. 2013. Ivories from Rooms SW11/12 and T10 Fort Shalmaneser, Ivories from Nimrud (1949-1963), Fasc. VII. London: The British School of Archaeology in Iraq, no. 593, p. 218, pl. 125.
Related Objects

Openwork furniture plaque with a grazing oryx in a forest of fronds

Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Medium: Ivory Accession: 58.31.3 On view in:Gallery 406

Cloisonné furniture plaque with two griffins in a floral landscape

Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Medium: Ivory Accession: 61.197.1 On view in:Gallery 400

Furniture element carved in the round with the head of a roaring lion

Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Medium: Ivory Accession: 62.269.1 On view in:Gallery 400

Head of a female figure

Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Medium: Ivory Accession: 54.117.8 On view in:Gallery 404

Statuette of a man with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin

Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Medium: Ivory Accession: 60.145.11 On view in:Gallery 400