Amulet of a lion devouring an antelope

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Phrygian
Iron Age
10th–9th century B.C.


Object Place: Central Turkey

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.1 x 2 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.1

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Limestone amulet representing a lion devouring an antelope, carved in the Phrygian animal style. The mane of the lion was originally inlaid with stones, perhaps lapis lazuli, and the eyes perhaps with carnelian.

Provenance

1974, sold by James Toohill, Scarsdale, NY, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1974)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund