Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Nippur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B20014
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Nippur
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta
Iconography Lion

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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