Decorated boss from a shield

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian
Neo-Assyrian Period
883–612 B.C.


Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1318

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Armor

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund