Amulet of a lion devouring an antelope
Near Eastern, Anatolian, Phrygian
10th–9th century B.C.
Object Place: Central Turkey
Height x width: 3.1 x 2 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
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.
1974, sold by James Toohill, Scarsdale, NY, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1974)
Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund