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Plaque fragment with a monkey and a locust between a winged figure and ram-headed figures

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
2.01 x 2.95 x 0.35 in. (5.11 x 7.49 x 0.89 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.22.7
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 1967, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Crawford, Vaughn E. 1967. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 26 (2), Ninety-Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Fiscal Year 1966-1967 (Oct., 1967), pp. 51-52.

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. 926, p. 188, pl. 239.
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