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Female head

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
1.26 x 1.18 in. (3.2 x 3 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1952
Accession Number:
52.23.5
Not on view
1951, 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 1952, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

“Recent Acquisitions: 1952.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 6, 1952–May 1, 1952.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1952. "Some New Contacts with Nimrud and Assyria." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 10 (8), p. 235.

Mallowan, Max E.L. 1966. Nimrud and its Remains I. London: Collins, p. 212, fig. 157.
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