Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar I
Findspot: Iraq, Babylon
Height: 106 cm (41 3/4 in.); width: 232 cm (91 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Open-mouthed lion, teeth bared, striding left. One of 120 lifesize lions that lined the Processional Way from the Ishtar Gate to the Temple of Marduk at Babylon.
From Babylon, Processional Street. 1899: excavated by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft; 1931: purchased by the MFA from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin.
(Accession Date: October 8, 1931)
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund