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Fragment of stele with relief

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This fragment is the lower portion of a rough, gray basalt stele in Neo-Assyrian style, very high relief, and it depicts a god standing on the back of an animal with a lion's head, a bull's horns and ears, and a lion's forelegs and hind legs like those of an eagle.

Provenance

By 1986, Geoffrey Turner collection, Amsterdam; sold to the MFA July 4, 1986.

Credit Line

Florence E. and Horace L. Mayer Fund

Mesopotamian, Anatolian, Neo-Hittite, Iron Age, 799–700 B.C.

Object Place

Northern Syria

Dimensions

Overall: 66 x 78 x 20 cm (26 x 30 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.595

Medium or Technique

Gray basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele