Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Nimrud Ivory Plaque with Falcon-Headed Figure Wearing Egyptian Double Crown

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The Syro-Phoenician artists who carved these delicate ivories, as represented by this plaque with Egyptian blue inlay, borrowed heavily from Egyptian art.  The highly prized luxury pieces were applied as decorative inlays on furniture.

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Ivory with Egyptian blue inlay

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Gift of the Museum Society Auxiliary


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