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Plaque with the figure of a lion

ca. 6th–5th century B.C.
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Limestone, black
H. 2 1/2 x W. 2 3/4 in. (6.4 x 7 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1934
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
1933–34, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1934, ceded in the division of finds.
Upton, J.M. 1934. "The Persian Expedition, 1933-1934," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 29 (12), December 1934, p. 21, fig. 26.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1965. "The Achaemenian Remains at Qasr-i Abu Nasr," Journal of Near Eastern Studies 24 (4), Erich F. Schmidt Memorial Issue. Part Two (Oct., 1965), pl. LXXV, fig. 18.

Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 38-39, fig. 11e.

Rakic, Yelena ed. 2010. Discovering the Art of the Ancient Near East: Archaeological Excavations Supported by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931–2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 68 (1), Summer 2010, p. 31.
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