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Decorated boss from a shield

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Boss from a shield depicting a lion attacking a bull; most of rim missing. Repoussé. Said by dealer to come from the Palace of Sargon II in Khorsabad.

Provenance

By 1948: with E. S. David, Long Island City, New York; 1948: purchased by the MFA from Mr. David for $2500. (Accession Date: December 9, 1948)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian Period, 883–612 B.C.

Object Place

Mesopotamia

Dimensions

18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1318

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor