Harness ornament in the shape of a lion

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
550–331 B.C.


Overall: Length 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Kaolin (fine clay), with pale green enamel

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment

Part of a horse harness in the form of head of a lion, with open mouth. Neck pierced with four holes. S.L.1.


By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 52; by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund