Silver Lion from Ur



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a lion from Ur
Silver Head of a Lion c. 2650-2550 B.C. Silver, lapis lazuli and shell 4 x 5 inches
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

found at the Royal Tombs of Ur (Royal Cemetary)


This is one of two lions probably attached to some sort of wooden object - made of silver, shell and the precious stone lapis lazuli

Rrepresentations of lions are common in Sumerian art - the lion was significant in Sumerian mythology.



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