Plaque in the form of a lion devouring a man
Near Eastern, Neo-Hittite
Mid 8th century B.C.
Findspot: Near East, North Syria or SE Anatolia
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1965: collection of Cornelius Vermeule; 1995: given to the MFA by Cornelius Vermeule. (Accession date: December 13, 1995)
Anonymous gift in memory of Cukur