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Openwork plaque with an oryx eating a plant beside a tree

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
5 x 4.69 x 0.43 in. (12.7 x 11.91 x 1.09 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Reliefs
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.31.3
  • Provenance

    1957, 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 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

  • References

    Illustrated London News, November 30, 1957, p. 935, fig. 4.

    Wilkinson, Charles K. 1958. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 17 (2), Eighty-Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1957-1958 (Oct., 1958), pp. 40-41.

    Oates, David. 1959. "Fort Shalmaneser: An Interim Report." Iraq 21 (2), p. 102.

    Wilkinson, Charles K. 1960. "Introduction." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 18 (8) Art of the Ancient Near East (Apr., 1960), p. 243, fig. 3.

    Mallowan, Max E.L. 1966. Nimrud and Its Remains II. New York: Dodd, Mead, pp. 518-520, fig. 423.

    Herrmann, Georgina. 1992. Ivories from Nimrud (1949-1963):The Small Collections from Fort Shalmaneser, fasc. V. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq, no. 455, p. 125, pl. 92-3.

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