AN ASSYRIAN OR URARTIAN BRONZE LION
circa 8th-7th century b.c.
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
1 in. (4.4 cm.) high