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Amulet of a lion

Amulet with crouching lion on a base.


By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer

Near Eastern, Iranian?, Neo-Elamite?, 800–500 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets