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Lot 103: Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
  • Wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of lion
   
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Description: A wonderful Sumerian limestone figurine of a lion, Early Dynastic Period, c. 2900 – 2350 BC, in recumbent pose with paws forward and ears alert. Nicely carved in naturalistic style with drilled eyes and incised detail. L: 2 ¼ in (5.8 cm). A rare and attractive piece with excellent mineral deposits. Similar lions figurines have been found buried in temple foundations. For example a similar example was found at the White Temple of Uruk III. 9Erlenmeyer, p. 38); Ex David Liebert collection.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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