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This plaque in the shape of a seated lion belongs to a group of carved ivories, mostly furniture elements, probably found at the site of a palace at Acemhöyük in central Anatolia. It closely resembles another plaque in the same group which is also in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection (36

Furniture plaque: lion Metropolitan Museum Period: Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony Date: ca. Geography: Anatolia, probably from Acemhöyük Culture: Old Assyrian Trading Colony Medium: Ivory (hippopotamus)

This figure belongs to a group of carved ivories, mostly furniture elements, probably found at the site of a palace at Acemhöyük in central Anatolia. Most of the ivories depict imagery borrowed and transformed from Egyptian sources, such as the hybrid creature shown here who combines human and lion features

This figure belongs to a group of carved ivories, mostly furniture elements, probably found at the site of a palace at Acemhöyük in central Anatolia. Most of the ivories depict imagery borrowed and transformed from Egyptian sources, such as the hybrid creature shown here who combines human and lion features

The Guennol Lioness is a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq. Created at about the same time as the first known use of the wheel, the development of cuneiform writing and the emergence of the first cities

The Guennol Lioness is a Mesopotamian statue depicting an anthropomorphic lioness. The statue was found near Baghdad, Iraq. The Lioness Demon, an Elamite figure believed to have been created circa BCE,.

Ancient Art,Antiquities,Bronze

During the early first millennium B.C., ivory carving was one of the major luxury arts that flourished throughout the ancient Near East. Elephant tusks were carved into small decorative objects such as cosmetic boxes and plaques used to adorn wooden furniture

Openwork furniture plaque with ram-headed sphinx

This plaque in the shape of a seated lion belongs to a group of carved ivories, mostly furniture elements, probably found at the site of a palace at Acemhöyük in central Anatolia. It closely resembles another plaque in the same group which is also in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection (36

This plaque in the shape of a seated lion belongs to a group of carved ivories, mostly furniture elements, probably found at the site of a palace at Acemhöyük in central Anatolia. It closely resembles another plaque in the same group which is also in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection (36

Furniture element Metropolitan  Museum Period:     Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony Date:     ca. 18th century B.C. Geography:     Anatolia, probably from Acemhöyük Culture:     Old Assyrian Trading Colony Medium:     Ivory

Furniture element Metropolitan Museum Period: Middle Bronze Age–Old Assyrian Trading Colony Date: ca. Geography: Anatolia, probably from Acemhöyük Culture: Old Assyrian Trading Colony Medium: Ivory

Turkey (central). Kültepe (Kane_). Ivory figure of nude woman holding breasts. Old Assyrian . Middle Bronze Age .

Ivory figure of nude woman holding breasts. Old Assyrian Trading Colony Period.

Bronze Age,Ancient Artifacts,Antiquities,Warriors

Ancient Art,Antiquities,Bronze

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