Figurine of a Lion

  • 5th - early 4th century B.C.
  • Gilded silver
  • H-1.6 W-1.9
Catalogue Entry

5th‐early 4th century B.C.
Gilded silver
H. 1.6 cm, W. 1.9 cm
This lion is fitted with a beard circling his jaw, a scale-like mane, and pear-shaped musculature on its forelegs and hind legs, all elements indicative of an Achaemenid period Persian style. The thick rust meant the legs of another silver figure (a camel?) have adhered to the hind legs.