Plaque in the form of a lion devouring a man

Near Eastern, Neo-Hittite
Neo-Hittite
Mid 8th century B.C.


Findspot: Near East, North Syria or SE Anatolia

Accession Number

1995.788

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Ivory plaque in the form of a lion devouring a man. The man holds onto the lion’s neck, as his body lies beneath the lion. The lion’s mouth is wide open. The ivory is chipped off and cracked in some areas. There are carved details on the lion and the man. There is a suspension ring towards the rear of the lion. The surface is worn and spotted.

Provenance

By 1965: collection of Cornelius Vermeule; 1995: given to the MFA by Cornelius Vermeule. (Accession date: December 13, 1995)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Cukur