Limestone footstool


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The front is decorated with the relief of a lion attacking a bull—a motif with a long tradition in the Levant as well as Greece. The animals are flanked by large rosettes over which hang lotus blossoms. Stone footstools of this type were found next to a large stone sarcophagus in one of the built "royal" tombs at Tamassos, a city-kingdom not far from Golgoi.

Limestone footstool, Limestone, Cypriot

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