A SUMERIAN SHELL LEOPARD PENDANT
late uruk/jemdet nasr, circa 3300-2800 b.c.
The leaping feline with paws fully outstretched, the well-modeled face with recessed eyes, triangular ears, and incised whiskers, the spots formed by a pattern of deep drill holes, the tail coiled into a suspension loop below the rear paws
3 in. (7.6 cm.) long