A Bronze Figure of a Lion, Urartu, circa late 8th Century B.C.
For related figures of lions facing outward on the tripod legs of an Urartian bronze candelabrum dated to the reign of King Menua (810-786 B.C.) see R. Merhav, Urartu: A Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C.E., Jerusalem, 1991, p. 264, no. 11, pl. 11.
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