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Lion Attacked by a Snake
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Lion Attacked by a Snake

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Description This openwork metal fitting shows a lion attacked by a snake, with a band of trefoil patterns forming the upper and lower borders; with two addorsed birds on top.
Date Description Narrative
2/09/1977Examinationexamined for condition
  • Exhibition of Persian Art. Iranian Institute, New York. 1940.
  • The Heritage of Islam. Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston; California Academy of Sciences Museum, San Francisco; Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul; Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. 1982-1984.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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12th century
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H: 5 13/16 x L: 7 in. (14.8 x 17.8 cm)
  • Israel, Jerusalem (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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