The Lion of Babylon

The Lion of Babylon

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A wall or shelf decor depicting the famous Lion of Babylon carved into a 12" x 8" copper plate by craftsmen who learned their skills from their fathers and grandfathers in the small shops of the famous Souq Al-Safafeer in old Baghdad.

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A wall or shelf decor depicting the famous Lion of Babylon carved into a 12" x 8" copper plate by craftsmen who learned their skills from their fathers and grandfathers in the small shops of the famous Souq Al-Safafeer in old Baghdad.


The Lion of Babylon symbolically represented the King of Babylon. The depiction is based on the Mesopotamian lion, which used to roam in the region. The lion featured as the dexter supporter on the coat of arms of Iraq from 1932-1959