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Brooch in the form of a lion

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This gold brooch in the form of a roaring, couchant lion was probably intended to be worn on the shoulder. The form of the brooch parallels East Greek and Lydian brooches, but the angular, stylized head suggests the work of a Phrygian artist. The figure of the lion is set on a "tray" with the...

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Provenance

1974, sold by Mohammed Yeganeh, Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1974)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Phrygian, Iron Age, late 8th–early 7th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

central Anatolia

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 4 x 3.5 x 8 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1974.411

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches