A NEO-HITTITE BASALT HEAD OF A LION
Circa 8th-7th Century B.C.
The open jaw bearing long fangs framing the tongue, with curving grooves for the whiskers, the nostrils deeply drilled, the bridge of the nose ridged, the thickly lidded eyes slightly recessed, the pupils and irises detailed, the furrowed brows each a series of undulating lines, the short rounded ears emerging from within the mass of wavy locks of the full mane
7 7/8 in. (20 cm) high