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Figure of crouching lion

Period:
Iron Age II
Date:
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran, Luristan, Surkh Dum
Culture:
Iran
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 1.9 cm x W. .7 cm x D. 2.6 cm
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.102.29
Not on view
1938, excavated by Erich F. Schmidt, on behalf of the Second Holmes Expedition sponsored by the American Institute for Persian (later Iranian) Art and Archaeology; acquired by the Museum in 1943, purchased from the American Institute for Iranian Art and Archaeology, New York.
Muscarella, Oscar W. 1981. "Surkh Dum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Journal of Field Archaeology 8, p. 348, no. 29.

Schmidt, Erich F., M. van Loon, H.H. Curvers. 1989. The Holmes Expeditions to Luristan. Chicago: The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, p. 367, p. 567, pls. 43, 227h.
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