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Ivory panel of a lioness devouring a boy, Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud, Phoenician
24" x 16"
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Inlaid ivory panel of a lioness devouring a boy, palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud, northern Iraq, Phoenician, 9th-8th century BC. This carved ivory panel is one of an almost identical pair with one now in the Iraq Museum, Baghdad. They possibly originally formed part of a throne. The carving shows an African boy with jewelled armlets and bracelets being attacked by a lioness. Above them are lilles and papyrus. From the British Museum's collection.