Waterspout in the Shape of a Lion
In addition to channeling occasional storm water from temple roofs and walls, waterspouts such as this one were believed to have magical qualities. Akin to sphinxes, the leonine images symbolized power and guarded the structures they adorned.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: 664-30 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: Dynasty 26 or later
- Period: Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 8 9/16 in. (19 x 11.5 x 21.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1311
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Waterspout in the Shape of a Lion, 664-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 8 9/16 in. (19 x 11.5 x 21.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1311. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (76%)