Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries
From: Iraq | Nippur
Curatorial Section: Near Eastern
|Current Location||Middle East Galleries - On Display|
|Provenience||Iraq | Nippur|
CBS Register: walking-roaring lion; tail up; mane made of pellets of clay
lid to a coffin
PBS XVI: Lion relief modelled by hand on the lid of a slipper-shaped coffin. The figure has force and character in spite of its shortcomings. Neck and legs are too long, the body is too short. But the strong claws, the gaping mouth showing powerful teeth, the raised tail, the wavy mane made of a mass of pellets, give life and motion to the beast. Eyes and ears are round circles.
|Credit Line||Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900|
|Other Number||PBS XVI: 313 - Other Number|
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