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Lion of Susa
The Babylonians, like their Elamite neighbors, gave their weight as a large duck stone. The Assyrians preferred execute bronze weight in the form of lion lying on a rectangular base and with a handle for convenient handling.
This magnificent piece of animal sculpture symbolizes the spirit of an heiress of an immense civilization past, yet full of originality. This molding reduction was made on the occasion of the Persepolis celebration to be offered to certain personalities.
Reproduction in hand patinated resin
H. 10,5 L. 19 P. 9 cm – 1,2 kg
H.4.13″ W. 7.48″ D. 3.54″ – 2.65 lbs
Iran, Susa, excavations J. de Morgan
Material of the original
5th century BC, Achaemenid Period