This hook depicts a human head emerging from the mouth of a stylized lion’s head. Beasts of prey with human (or animal) limbs in their mouths stem from Eastern Mediterranean hunting scenes and figure frequently in early Etruscan art.
Jucker, Ines, Italy of the Etruscans, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1991, English
Chronicles of the Land, Archaeology in the Israel Museum Jerusalem, Dayagi-Mendels Michal, and Rozenberg, Silvia (eds.), The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2010
Italy of the Etruscans: Archaeological finds from the First Millenium, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 18/06/1991 - 18/11/1991