Mesopotamia: Babylonian Terracotta Plaque of a lion - 10.5×8×1.5 cm

Description
Mesopotamia: Babylonian Terracotta Plaque of a lion - 10.5×8×1.5 cm
Circa 1900-1700 BC

A moulded terracotta plaque depicting a fully maned lion facing right. He is shown striding forward in alert fashion, with tail raised. Reverse unmodelled.
Fine condition with small areas of limestone encrustations.
Old Babylonian period: Circa. 1900–1700 BC.

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Lot details
Culture
Mesopotamia: Babylonian
Material
Terracotta
Object
Plaque of a lion
Dimensions
10.5×8×1.5 cm
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1900-1700 BC
Condition
Fine, with light encrustations. No repairs. A small surface chip to top right corner.
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