Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Guennol Lioness

The Guennol Lioness is a 5000-year-old Mesopotamian limestone sculpture found near Baghdad, Iraq; it measures just over 3.25 inches tall. It depicts a muscular, anthropomorphic lioness-woman.

In 2007, this extraordinary piece sold for $57.2 million dollars at Sotheby's auction house. To learn more about The Guennol Lioness, check out this Sotheby's video.