- Museum number
Amethyst bead-pendant carved in the form of a couchant lion; perforated lengthways from chest to rear of lion
- Production date
- 5thC BC-4thC BC
Height: 1 centimetres
Length: 1.50 centimetres
Weight: 1.50 grammes
Width: 0.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Found with 1969,0211.15 (BM.135086).
Found with 1969,0211.18 (BM.135089).
One of three similar lion pendants found in this hoard, the others (not assigned to BM) are carnelian and lapis lazuli.
Similar objects found in ancient Southern Arabia, of approximately the same date.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
G2/170, from 13 Apr-Dec 2006.
G52/IRAN/8/14(part), from official opening 17/11/95.
G49/IRAN/8/30(part), 16 Jun-23 Dec 1994.
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1963 (Exc.no)