Nimrud Ivory Panels of Two Egyptian Kings

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 September 2016
Nimrud Ivory Panels of Two Egyptian Kings

Two panels from a much larger composition, each showing a youth dressed in Egyptian royal costume grasping a tree formed by a lotus flower arising from a double volute. On the front of the lower right-hand tenon of the right ivory panel, there is an incised inscription in West Semitic script. Excavated by Sir Henry Layard; acquisition date 1848. Phoenician style. 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).


About the Author

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 10). Nimrud Ivory Panels of Two Egyptian Kings. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5650/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Nimrud Ivory Panels of Two Egyptian Kings." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 10 Sep 2016. Web. 15 Jul 2019.

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