Bronze Lion's Foot from Urartu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 November 2018
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Bronze Lion's Foot from Urartu

This large foot was probably fit into onto the legs of a table or bed. The decoration on the front is an Anatolian version of the Egyptian winged sun-disc. This would have originally been inlaid with knuckles and claws. From Toprakkale, Eastern Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey. Urartian, late 8th century BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 29). Bronze Lion's Foot from Urartu. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9548/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Bronze Lion's Foot from Urartu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 29, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9548/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Bronze Lion's Foot from Urartu." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Nov 2018. Web. 05 Jul 2020.

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