Mesopotamian Agate Amulet in Form of a Lion

Culture: Mesopotamia
Period: Early 1st millennium B.C.
Material: Agate
Dimensions: 3.1 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 6325
Provenance: American private collection, acquired in the 1980s. Last in a New York auction house.
Condition: Intact
Description: Amulet of a lion made of light, finely banded agate. The lion seated with paws facing forward and the head turned to the side. The mane is thickly engraved at the front and the back. Its long tail in high relief at the front is swung over the pelvis. A perforation through the body for suspension.