Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lion head

Period:
Early Dynastic
Date:
ca. 2900–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
6.14 x 5.04 x 3.07 in. (15.6 x 12.8 x 7.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.14
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
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