Furniture plaque carved in relief showing two winged, male figures flanking an infant on a lotus flower

Ivory | 8.3 x 7.9cm | c. 9th-8th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

During the early first millennium B.C., ivory carving was one of the major luxury arts that flourished throughout the ancient Near East. Elephant tusks were carved into small decorative objects such as cosmetic boxes and plaques used to adorn wooden ...
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