From: Iran | Hasanlu

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 75-29-395
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iran | Hasanlu
Archaeology Area Y33(4)[5]/144 LOT26
Period Hasanlu Period IV
Date Made 1000-800 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Ivory
Iconography Lion

Two fragments of a stylized lion- upper half only; dowel hole for eye; back cut for inlay; large dowel hole behind the eye; dowel hole into muzzle.

Muscarella Publication: " Two fragments of the right and left sides of a lion's head, from a section which when complete included only the top of the head, the upper muzzle and incised upper teeth; the base is flat and has a bottle-shaped groove for attachment. Most of the muzzle has broken away but neatly drilled dots are still evident (cf. no. 258). The oval eyes once held inlays; the ears were separately made and set into deep flat-rimmed holes, with deep cut-outs between them for inlays (cf. no. 255). The mane is exquisitely carved in low relief and consists of typical triangular tufts. The neck is cut squarely. the object may have been part of a lion's head carved in the round but made in two units - the lower section now entirely missing - or it may have been attached as a half head to serve as a handle or decoration on another object."

Credit Line The Hasanlu Project; Robert H. Dyson Jr., 1975
Other Number HAS74-N624 - Field No SF

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