A catalogue of the Nimrud ivories: with other examples of Ancient Near Eastern ivories in the British Museum

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British Museum, 1975 - Art - 262 pages
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Contents

THE CITY OF NIMRUD
1
THE EXCAVATIONS AND EXCAVATORS OF NIMRUD
27
SHAPES AND MOTIFS
63
Bowl with swimming women
92
THEIR ORIGINAL FUNCTION
111
THE EVIDENCE OF SIMILAR COLLECTIONS OF IVORIES
123
THE DATE AND ORIGIN OF THE LAYARD GROUP
133
TECHNIQUE
155
Fragment of panel with papyrus thicket D l
180
Leg of a piece of furniture with leaf decoration E l
182
Saddleshaped panel design of griffins G 2
184
Pieces of cylindrical openwork object with bulls passant G 3
185
Fragment with papyrus flowers G 12
186
Stone handbowl from NimrudB M 130864
198
Comb S 169
215
Fragment of lions foot? S 360v
219

INSCRIPTIONS
161
Leg of human figure carved in threequarter relief two views C 44a
176
Broken cartouche with hieroglyphs C 50
177
Fragment of panel sphinx and cartouche C 55a
178
Fragment of panel with hieroglyphs C 58
179
Diagram showing use of bottleshaped slot
220
a and b Recut fragments S 406
223
Ivory figure from Bahrain U 15
227
Disc with astral symbol X 7
230

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