Physical description

A cast bronze idol in the form of a sculptural 'Master of Animals' anthropomorphic figure. This semi-human, front-facing figure has a body composed of animal elements. Its possess the hindquarters of a large cat, it has lion heads extending outwards from its shoulders, and it has the head of a human male with a goatee. The figure's torso is covered with a garment decorated with vertical lines. The figure's human hands are held together on its chest, below its face. It is wearing a rounded hat. The front and back of the piece are identical.