Openwork plaque depicting seated lion crowned by Egyptian sun-disc and wearing Egyptian collar and wig (usually restricted to Pharaoh).
Ivory panel by Unknown Artist, 9th century BC
© British Museum
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
- Acquired in:
- Professor M E L Mallowan
One paw raised and placed on branch of 'sacred tree'. Mixture of Egyptian/Syrian motifs - typical of Phoenicia.
Excavated by the British School of Archeology in Iraq.