This black serpentine seal is carved in the round in the shape of a lion with open jaws and a square muzzle. The engraving on the underside depicts a chariot carrying two men, galloping over a man, with a branch above.


  • Title: Lion Seal (Front)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 7th–6th century B.C.
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.6 × 1.7 × 1.2 cm (5/8 × 11/16 × 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Seal
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Black serpentine
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 81.AN.76.211
  • Culture: Near Eastern (Syrian) or Cypriot
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Implements (Object Genre)

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