Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2019
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Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum

This carved ivory statue was made of different ivory pieces, which were joined together. The legs are now missing. It depicts an adult Assyrian beardless male figure. He stands in a gesture of worship. It was found (by an Iraqi team in the mid-1970s) in Well AJ at the North-West Palace, Nimrud (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). Neo-Assyrian period, 911-612 BCE. It is on display at the Nimrud Ivories Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, March 21). Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10289/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10289/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Ivory Statue from Nimrud at the Iraq Museum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2019. Web. 08 Aug 2020.

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