Southern Tajikistan, BC. 1- AD. 1 - LOWER COMPLETION OF RITON(?) IN THE FORM OF SCULPTURAL PROTOMY(?) OF LEO

Engraved ivory. 8.6 * 8.2. Leo is depicted lying with the elongated forward paws (right paw is lost): mouth is widely opened, head is elevated, curly mane by the thinned to the ends falls to the breast, eyes are widely opened and directed upward, ears are stressed. The completions of Riton(?) of protomami(?) of animals were disseminated in Achaemenes Iran, but they were known afterwards - for example, Ritons from Nisa. Schematically transmitted muscle of forearm on the paw finds analogies in the images on relieves in Persepolis and in the treatment of the paw of lion on the scabbards of Akinaka (see 183) of Takhti Sangin. It makes possible to date of Riton in 5C - 4C BC.
Ly.: Lyry~{yz - Pyy{~ 1981, . 57; _S 26.

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