Winged Lioness Necklace

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<p>A gold plated brass necklace with a winged lioness pendant.</p> <p>This necklace takes its inspiration from a silver and gold dish showing a griffin.</p> <p><strong>More about the exhibition </strong></p> <p>The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria (8 November 2018 – 24 February 2019) tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. Ashurbanipal was king of the Assyrian empire and is thought to be its last great ruler.</p> <p>At the time of his reign (669–c. 631 BC), Assyria was the largest empire in the world, stretching from Cyprus in the west to Iran in the east, and at one point even included Egypt. The exhibition explores Ashurbanipal’s world through spectacular displays that evoke his palace and highlights the importance of preserving Iraq’s rich cultural heritage for future generations.</p>

A gold-plated brass necklace featuring an Assyrian winged lioness pendant.

Inspired by the British Museum’s collection of Assyrian artefacts, this 24 carat gold-plated pendant shows a fierce protective spirit, known as a lamassu.

Lamassu were Mesopotamian guardian deities, and were shown in the form of either a lion or bull with the head of a man. They were often placed at the entrances to palaces or throne rooms to protect against demonic forces.

An exciting gift inspired by ancient mythology.

  • Product Code: CMCN471890
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: Length: 44cm, Pendant: L4.5 x W4.5cm
  • Material: Gold-plated brass
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

<p>A gold plated brass necklace with a winged lioness pendant.</p> <p>This necklace takes its inspiration from a silver and gold dish showing a griffin.</p> <p><strong>More about the exhibition </strong></p> <p>The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria (8 November 2018 – 24 February 2019) tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. Ashurbanipal was king of the Assyrian empire and is thought to be its last great ruler.</p> <p>At the time of his reign (669–c. 631 BC), Assyria was the largest empire in the world, stretching from Cyprus in the west to Iran in the east, and at one point even included Egypt. The exhibition explores Ashurbanipal’s world through spectacular displays that evoke his palace and highlights the importance of preserving Iraq’s rich cultural heritage for future generations.</p>

A gold-plated brass necklace featuring an Assyrian winged lioness pendant.

Inspired by the British Museum’s collection of Assyrian artefacts, this 24 carat gold-plated pendant shows a fierce protective spirit, known as a lamassu.

Lamassu were Mesopotamian guardian deities, and were shown in the form of either a lion or bull with the head of a man. They were often placed at the entrances to palaces or throne rooms to protect against demonic forces.

An exciting gift inspired by ancient mythology.

  • Product Code: CMCN471890
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: Length: 44cm, Pendant: L4.5 x W4.5cm
  • Material: Gold-plated brass
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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