Open-mouthed lion, teeth bared, striding left. One of 120 lifesize lions that lined the Processional Way from the Ishtar Gate to the Temple of Marduk at Babylon.
From Babylon, Processional Street. 1899: excavated by the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft; 1931: purchased by the MFA from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin. (Accession Date: October 8, 1931)
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar I, 604–561 B.C.