Nimrud Ivory Plaque of Two Seated Figures

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 September 2016
Nimrud Ivory Plaque of Two Seated Figures

Two figures sit facing each-other either side of a cartouche surmounted by two feathers. The inscription consisting of Egyptian hieroglyphs, cannot be read, the signs have been treated in a purely decorative manner by the Phoenician craftsmen. Some of the original colored inlay and gold leaf overlay survive. Excavated by Sir Henry Layard; acquisition date 1848. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From the doorway between Rooms V and W of the North-West Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).


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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. (2016, September 08). Nimrud Ivory Plaque of Two Seated Figures. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5646/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Nimrud Ivory Plaque of Two Seated Figures." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Sep 2016. Web. 23 Jul 2019.

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