University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:B8907
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Syria
Section:Near Eastern
Floral Motif
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890
Other Number:CBS8907 - Other Number


CBS Register: Rectangular slab in limestone, mortuary stone. In relief, leopard resting looking towards left. In frame of floral designs. Red color partly preserved. Romano: "Square plaque with relief representation of couchant spotted feline in profile to the left. Spots represented as incised circles on body, neck, and face. Feline is snarling with mouth open with sharp teeth represented with drill holes cut through the mouth. SNub nose with incisions for wrinkles; wrinkles beside eyebrow. Carefully executed eye with a depressed circular iris. Small rounded ear turned back. Long neck and compact body. Around the upper neck is a ruff of thick curls represented with vertical gouges. Ring projects from top of back with two straps looped through, one around lower neck and one around the abdomen. Powerful claws resting on molding in front. Tail looped around hind leg with strands of hair on end of tail resting on side of foot. Flat frame around perimeter with incised false inscription (?) on lower frame. Inside of frame is a leaf and dart and bead pattern on a molding. Red pigment on strap around neck and across abdomen and on lower and right frame. Black pigment in incised circles on body and neck."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 303, no. 147View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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