Mesopotamian / Head of a roaring lion / 9th-8th century B.C.Mesopotamian
Head of a roaring lion
9th-8th century B.C.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Mesopotamian
Creator Name-CRT: Mesopotamian
Title: Head of a roaring lion
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Creation Start Date: -89
Creation End Date: -70
Creation Date: 9th-8th century B.C.
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: ivory
Dimensions: H. 3.7 in. (9.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 62.269.1
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1962

Assyrian-style ivory carving, contrasting with Phoenician- and Syrian-style ivories found at Nimrud, is illustrated by this ferocious lion's head. Assyrian craftsmen also carved subjects that appear on the stone bas-reliefs of the Assyrian palaces on flat ivory panels, including scenes of warfare, processions, and divinities approaching the sacred tree.

AMICA ID: MMA_.62.269.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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