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Knife handle - A lion devouring a gazelle

A lion devouring a gazelle

  • Object:

    Knife handle

  • Place of origin:

    Assyria (made)

  • Date:

    7th century B. C. (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory carved

  • Museum number:

    301-1874

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a knife handle made in the 7th century BC Assyria. This handle is made in ivory and representing a lion devouring a gazelle.

Physical description

Knife handle in form of a couching lion devouring a gazelle.

Place of Origin

Assyria (made)

Date

7th century B. C. (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Ivory carved

Dimensions

Length: 11.11 cm

Object history note

Bought from the Webb Collection in 1874.

Descriptive line

Knife handle, ivory, a lion devouring a gazelle, Assyrian, 7th century B. C.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1874, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., p. 23
Longhurst, Margaret H. Catalogue of Carvings in Ivory. London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1927-1929, Part II, p. 16

Materials

Ivory

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Lion; Gazelle

Categories

Woodwork

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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