Ivory Panel Showing a Lion Facing a Tree

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 09 June 2019
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This openwork, tenoned panel was fragmentary when found. It depicts a lion seated to the left and facing the stylized tree. The lion is crowned with the sun-disc and displays pointed, dog-like ears. He wears a lappet wig and usekh collar (represented frontally,
and decorated with crescents and droplets). The ribs are clearly defined. One flower is fronded and the other flower is a lily with a fronded center.

Excavated by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq. From Room NW15 at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud, Iraq. 9th to 7th century BCE. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, June 09). Ivory Panel Showing a Lion Facing a Tree. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10903/ivory-panel-showing-a-lion-facing-a-tree/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ivory Panel Showing a Lion Facing a Tree." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 09, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10903/ivory-panel-showing-a-lion-facing-a-tree/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Ivory Panel Showing a Lion Facing a Tree." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 Jun 2019. Web. 20 Oct 2021.