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Head of a lion

Date:
ca. mid-3rd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia or Syria
Medium:
Copper alloy, inlaid with shell
Dimensions:
H. 3 15/16 x W. 3 1/4 in. (10 x 8.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.262.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Acquired by the Museum in 1985, gift of Sheldon and Barbara Breitbart.
Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 116 (July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986), p. 16.
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