26 - 27 October 2004
A SILVER ALLOY FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT LION
PROBABLY SYRIAN, CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
Finely modelled with delineated musculature, grooved ribs and thick detailed mane, the forepaws crossed and with face turned to left side, open jaws, tail curling over left haunch
2 in. (5 cm.) long
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Animals, 1986, II, no. 23.
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