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Nimrud Ivories at the Sulaymaniyah Museum

Carved ivory plaque of an Egyptian-looking woman. Note the black burn marks. Neo-Assyrian period, 9th-7th centuries BCE. From Nimrud, Mesopotamia, Iraq. (Photo taken by Osama S.M Amin at the Sulaimaniyah Museum, Iraq). -- Ancient History Et Cetera

Ivory furniture decoration from Nimrud carved in low relief with a rearing winged griffin facing left. One paw rests on a papyrus or lotus head, the other raised. 8th – 7th century BC. Phoenician style