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Amulet of a lion devouring an antelope

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Limestone amulet representing a lion devouring an antelope, carved in the Phrygian animal style. The mane of the lion was originally inlaid with stones, perhaps lapis lazuli, and the eyes perhaps with carnelian.

Provenance

1974, sold by James Toohill, Scarsdale, NY, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1974)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Phrygian, Iron Age, 10th–9th century B.C.

Object Place

Central Turkey

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.1 x 2 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.1

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets