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Assyrian Stone Reclining Lion
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1392368
3308


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
tel 561-994-0811



$1,200 

Assyrian Stone Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Carved in frontal relief, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to ancient legend, the killing of lions was reserved in Mesopotamia for royalty, and kings were often shown in art doing so. There may have been a religious dimension to the activity. A surviving letter on a clay tablet records that when a lion entered a house in the provinces, it had to be trapped and taken by boat to the king. The... Click for details

Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze Lion
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1389727
3276


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
tel 561-994-0811



$7,500 

Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze figure of a recumbent Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. With gaping jaw and bulging eyes, the mane a mass of wavy hair on the sides, incised rows on the top, his tail curving on to his flank, a tapering pin, square in section, protruding from the back suggesting the figure served as a support. In excellent condition 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/4", on custom stand 2" high. Ex: Christie's New York. Assyria was a major Semitic-speaking Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the... Click for details









 










 










 










 










 










 










 










 


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