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clay -- sculpture -- animals -- lion


front view
  • bibliography and image source: Farchakh, Joanne: (photo taken in Iraq Museum in May 2003). .
• museum number: IM52560


excavation number: -


provenience: Tell Harmal

dimension(s) (in cm):


material: terracotta (baked clay)

date: Old Babylonian (ca. 1800 BC)

description:
One of two terracotta lions found at the gate of the Dagan temple in Tell Harmal (ancient Shaduppum). Molded clay, interior hollow.

status: In museum, head destroyed during museum looting.




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:31:02
created: February 15, 2005
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