The Lion Gate

The Lion Gate

Date ca. 1400 BCE,

Movement Ancient Near Eastern | Hittite

Medium Limestone

Dimensions height approx. 7’

Located Bogazköy, Anatolia (Turkey)


Forming the jambs of roughly constructed stone walls, these lions would have marked the entrance to Hattusahey. This pair likely served as the inspiration for the lamassu of Sargon II’s citadel gate.