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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects
- bibliography and image source:
Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).
- copyright for image:
British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -|
• excavation number: AbS1713
• provenience: Abu Salabikh
• dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2; diam.: 1.3
• material: limestone
• date: (ca. 2500 BC)
A lion walks to the right, its tail raised along its back. It confronts another quadruped, probably a bull, also walking but to the left, with its horned head lowered. In the field behind the two animals is a scorpion. The carving is linear and deep.
Heads are in profile.
• status: feared to be stolen
revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:43
created: April 29, 2004
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