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Composite Lion and Bull

Composite Lion and Bull

1500–1000 BC

Bronze, cast

Overall: 11.4 x 9.7 x 14.8 cm (4 1/2 x 3 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Weight: 0.98 kg

John L. Severance Fund 1969.122

Description

Combining the strength of the lion and the fertility of the bull, this creature must have served as an object of worship in a temple or shrine.

See also
Collection: 
Near Eastern Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Bronze, cast

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