Achaemenid Agate Lion

Culture: Achaemenid/Persia
Period: 6th-4th century B.C.
Material: Agate
Dimensions: 6.4 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6034
Provenance: French private collection, acquired in the 1980s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Amulet depicting a walking lion of dark, striped agate. Snout, beard hair, eyes and ears are clearly formed, the beautiful pattern of the stone reflects the coat. Elegant body, the curved limbs extending forward. Pierced through the body.