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Object Number:B20014
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I-IV, 1888-1900
Other Number:PBS XVI: 313 - Other Number


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.


[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1930. Terra-Cottas from Nippur.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. ed. Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XVI. pg. 1-52, 445 plates Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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