Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Amulet of a lion

Period:
Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr
Date:
ca. 3300–2900 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Medium:
Lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
H. 1.6 cm x W. 1.1 cm x D. 2.6 cm
Classification:
Stone-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2052
Not on view
Formerly collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (until d.1907) who acquired it between 1883 and 1906 while he was a missionary in Egypt; acquired by the Museum in 1910, purchased from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould.
Related Objects

Cylinder seal and modern impression: hunting scene

Date: ca. 2250–2150 B.C. Medium: Chert Accession: 41.160.192 On view in:Gallery 403

Headdress

Date: ca. 2600–2500 B.C. Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian Accession: 33.35.3 On view in:Gallery 403

Fragment of a bowl with a frieze of bulls in relief

Date: ca. 3300–2900 B.C. Medium: Steatite with chlorite Accession: 50.218 On view in:Gallery 402

Statue of Gudea

Date: ca. 2090 B.C. Medium: Diorite Accession: 59.2 On view in:Gallery 403

Stele of Ushumgal

Date: 2900–2700 B.C. Medium: Gypsum alabaster Accession: 58.29 On view in:Gallery 403