Lion of Susa

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The Babylonians, like their Elamite neighbours, gave their weights the shape of a large stone duck. The Assyrians preferred to make bronze weights in the shape of a lion lying on a rectangular base and equipped with a handle allowing convenient handling.

This magnificent piece of animal sculpture symbolizes the spirit of a civilization inherited from an immense past, yet rich in originality. This casting was made during the Persepolis Holidays to be offered to certain personalities.

Reproduction in patinated resin

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Height: 10.5 cm.
Length: 19 cm. 
Depth: 9 cm.
Weight: 1.2 kg.
Origin: Iran, Susa, Morgan J. excavations
Period: Anonymous, (Achaemenid period, 5th century BC)
Museum: Paris - Museum of the Louvre.
Material: Resin
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A series of them were discovered in Nineveh (British Museum); the most beautiful one comes from Khorsabad (Louvre); it dates from the end of the 8th century. Just as they were inspired by Assyrian models in the decor of the Persepolis Gate, the Achaemenid Persians imitated these weights. We have only one example, revealed by the excavations of Jacques de Morgan on the Acropolis of Susa. He weighs 121 kg; like his models, he carries a handle on his back.
But unlike the nervous lion of Khorsabad, Susa's fawn reflects the artistic ideal of the Persians: a latent and self-confident power. Decorative styling is particularly noticeable in the treatment of the mane and eyes.

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Lion of Susa

The Babylonians, like their Elamite neighbours, gave their weights the shape of a large stone duck. The Assyrians preferred to make bronze weights in the shape of a lion lying on a rectangular base and equipped with a handle allowing convenient handling.

This magnificent piece of animal sculpture symbolizes the spirit of a civilization inherited from an immense past, yet rich in originality. This casting was made during the Persepolis Holidays to be offered to certain personalities.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 10.5 cm.
Length: 19 cm. 
Depth: 9 cm.
Weight: 1.2 kg.
Origin: Iran, Susa, Morgan J. excavations
Period: Anonymous, (Achaemenid period, 5th century BC)
Museum: Paris - Museum of the Louvre.
Material: Resin
Editor:rmngp

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