Decorated boss from a shield
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Object Place: Mesopotamia
18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Boss from a shield depicting a lion attacking a bull; most of rim missing. Repoussé. Said by dealer to come from the Palace of Sargon II in Khorsabad.
By 1948: with E. S. David, Long Island City, New York; 1948: purchased by the MFA from Mr. David for $2500.
(Accession Date: December 9, 1948)
William Francis Warden Fund