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Around 2000 B.C
Complete object and admirably preserved; chipping, surface originally polished, in some places worn. A natural hole in the stone is visible under the bottom.
The Seal in the Shape of a Lion’s Head, modeled in the shape of a stylized leonine protome, was carved from a cream-colored limestone veined with red.
Although conveying a certain charm, typical of traditional folk art rather than formal representations, this statuette shows highly stylized and naive shapes which do not totally lighten the strength of the rectangular block of stone.
The huge spiraled horns are this figurine’s main feature both visually and because they enable us to confidently identify the species represented.
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