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Ivory from West Asia

Ivory, West Asia

Works of Art (18)

Casket with Warriors and Dancers, carved 11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Bone, copper gilt (17.190.239)
Dagger (kard), ca. 1800; Qajar, Iranian, Steel, ivory, gold (36.25.1043)
Egyptianizing figures on either side of a tree with a winged disk, 8th–7th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Ivory (62.269.3)
Furniture support: female sphinx with Hathor-style curls, 1820–1740 B.C.; Old Assyrian Trading Colony period, Probably Acemhöyük, Central Anatolia, Ivory (Hippopotamus), gold foil (32.161.46)
Hippopotamus tusk with circular perforations, early 4th millennium B.C.; Chalcolithic period, Levant, Nahal Mishmar, Ivory (hippopotamus) (L.1994.74.14)
Horse blinker with sphinx, 8th–7th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian, Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Ivory (54.117.1)
Icon with the Deesis, mid-900s, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.133)
Icon with the Koimesis ("Falling Asleep") of the Virgin Mary, late 10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.132)
Icon with the Virgin and Child, carved mid-10th–11th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.103)
Mirror with split-leaf palmette design inlaid with gold, Ottoman period (ca. 1299–1923), early 16th century, Turkey, probably Bursa or Istanbul, Iron, inlaid with gold, ivory (1972.24)
Nubian with oryx, monkey, and leopard skins, 8th–7th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period; Phoenician style, Excavated at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, Ivory (60.145.11)
Plaque with sphinxes, 9th–8th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period; Syrian style, Arslan Tash(?), Syria, Ivory with traces of gold foil (57.80.4a,b)
Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Defeat of Hades, mid-10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.44)
Plaque with "woman at the window" motif, 9th–8th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period; Phoenician style, Probably Arslan Tash, Syria, Ivory inlaid with glass (57.80.12)
Plaques with Scenes from the Story of Joshua, 10th century, Byzantine; Probably made in Constantinople, Ivory, traces of polychromy, gilding; bone (border strips) (17.190.137a-c)
Pyx Depicting Women at the Tomb of Christ, 500s, Byzantine; Made in the eastern Mediterranean, Ivory (17.190.57)
Pyxis with the Triumph of Dionysos in India, mid-500s, Byzantine; Possibly made in Syria, said to have been found in Rome, Ivory (17.190.56)
Two Panels of an Ivory Diptych Announcing the Consulship of Justinian, 521, Byzantine; Made in Constantinople, Ivory (17.190.52, 53)