Bronze weight in the form of a lion

Neo-Assyrian, 9th-8th century BC
From Nimrud, northern Iraq

Found buried beneath a giant stone bull

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J.E. Curtis and J.E. Reade (eds), Art and empire: treasures from (London, The British Museum Press, 1995)

A.H. Layard, Nineveh and its remains, 2 volumes (London, J. Murray, 1849)

M. Roaf, Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia (New York, 1990)

A.H. Layard, Discoveries in the ruins of Ni (London, J. Murray, 1853)


Length: 15.240 cm
Weight: 2864.620 g

Museum number

ME 91226


Excavated by A.H. Layard


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