Lion of Babylon

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The Lion of Babylon from a portion of the Processional Way leading to the Ishtar Gate
Coat of arms of the Kingdom of Iraq 1932-1959 depicting the lion as the dexter supporter

The Lion of Babylon is an ancient Babylonian symbol.[1]

The Lion of Babylon symbolically represented the King of Babylon.[2]

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.

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  1. ^ Benjamin Sass, Joachim Marzahn. Aramaic and figural stamp impressions on bricks of the sixth century B.C. from Babylon. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. 181-182.
  2. ^ Benjamin Sass, Joachim Marzahn. Aramaic and figural stamp impressions on bricks of the sixth century B.C. from Babylon. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010. Pp. 181-182.

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