This category includes mammals, usually portrayed as verylarge and muscular in the torso, with large muscular legs, a mane placed on the neck, a long tail, large ears, the muzzle is long and the teeth are large.  It is usually shown snarling, with its mouth open and teeth exposed.  

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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
(none) (none) 1935,0113.307 (none) (none)
653 (none) (none) (none) Amulet(?). Fragment. (lower part missing) of a seated lion(?) carved in brown pebble. [drawing]
6169A (none) 1927,0527.229 (none) Baked clay figurine. Nude female standing on a lion. Left arm bent at elbow. E. [drawing 1:1]
1580 (none) (none) B15704 Clay Lion's head with traces of glaze. P. [drawing 1:1]
11490B 30-12-50 (none) (none) Copper Pin & cylinder seal. Copper pin plain, tang head (tang) broken), to which was attached a small white shell cylinder seal with design of a palm tree on one side of which 2 rampant lions, on the other apparently a winged bull (?) the surface very much decayed.
9634 (none) (none) B16935 Cylinder Seal Dark steatite 2 heroes fighting lions
9652 (none) (none) B16857 Cylinder seal Dark steatite A hero fighting a bull (or wild oryx)? and a lion and a bull fighting.
9298 (none) (none) B17012 Cylinder seal Green stone Gilgamesh and Eabani
10364 (none) (none) B16872 Cylinder Seal Greenish grey marble Hero: on either side a rampant bull and a rampant lion. Attributes: Crescent Moon, and star on two legged pole.
9064 (none) (none) B16898 Cylinder seal Lapis lazuli Silver core Gilgamesh and Enkidu fighting rampant lion and rampant bull respectively.
9183 (none) (none) B16854 Cylinder seal Lapis, with gold caps (the latter rather broken). Subject: Gilgamesh and Eabani.
9661 (none) (none) B16874 Cylinder seal Marble Mottled Slightly concave Inscribed: - 2 lions rampant, crossed: behind each an attacking hero - beyond are two retainers. Upper register: inscription, lower register: rampant gazelle and hero. Inscription /; Lugal-gis; My (?).... Lugal-gis. (HC. 207)
9166 (none) (none) B16853 Cylinder seal Pinkish stone Rampant beasts Poor work and rubbed Chipped at base
10530 (none) (none) B16747 Cylinder Seal Shell Inscribed Naked bird-headed hero with sharp upstanding hair resembling plumes pulls a rampant antelope by the horns; before the antelope a pair of rampant lions crossed and beyond the lions a rampant ram reversed-head downwards. Below the ram a scorpion. Inscription reserved on an upper register: Lugal-sa(g)-pad-da). HC 211
8476 (none) (none) B16887 Cylinder seal Steatite Black Inscribed but illegible. Two heroes attacking a rampant lion. One grasps him by the tail, the other attacks from the front.
8513 (none) (none) B16869 Cylinder seal White shell, much decayed, but preserving an inscription in the upper register [drawing of inscription]
16554 31-43-34, 31-43-34 (none) (none) Cylinder seal, steatite. Ur-Ki(?)-dur(?)-sag(?) servant of... H.C. 30/II, 10
8926 (none) (none) B16888 Cylinder seal. Lapis Lazuli. 2 registers. Above: 1 seated and 2 standing figures. Below: men [illegible] animals
8981 (none) (none) B16852 Cylinder Seal. Lapis. 2 registers: below: 1 man, fighting animals. Above, human figure with rampant animals on each side and inscription of NIN-TUR-NIN.
8416 (none) (none) B16870 Cylinder seal. Steatite. Green. Small piece missing near one end. Inscribed. Slightly concave. Two rampant lions back to back. Each is attacked by a naked bearded and horned hero. Between the 2 lions tails 3 vertical lines with rounded heads standing above a pair of spread wings? - thus [drawing]
15478 31-17-20 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Black steatite. Standing god, worshipper & rampant lion.
13552 31-17-125 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Steatite. Crude cutting.
9028 (none) (none) B16859 Cylinder seal. Black steatite. 2 rampant lions crossed, on either side of them a rampant bull - also a star.
6160 (none) (none) B16286, B16286 Cylinder seal. Black steatite. Not fully paved. Lion attacked by two men 2 lines of defaced inscription. About BC 2100. Required for Vol. VII written.
7000 (none) (none) B16309 Cylinder seal. Black steatite. Rampant lion attacked by two heroes - (like Gilgamesh) 2 posts (supports for emblems)
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