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Terracotta: AN1924.254

Object: Free-standing lion

Period: Bronze Age: Akkadian to Old Babylonian Period

Dimensions: H: 8cm. L: 10.8cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Tell Uhaimir, (HMR 620: Tell Uhaimir: "House Ruins: room 12")

Description: hand-made; baked; buff fabric with traces of red paint over what may originally have been a plastered surface; only one leg survives; head slightly raised with jaws open as if roaring.

Reference: ANET-23Bronze1MesII-Catalogue-1.