Vessel Handle in Form of Lion
This bowl and the two vessel handles were part of a hoard of silver vessels and other objects found in Egypt near the chapel of a Near Eastern goddess. These objects may have been made by Egyptians, but they reflect the taste of the Achaemenid Persians who ruled Egypt during the late fifth and early fourth centuries b.c.
This text refers to these objects: ' 54.50.42; 55.183
- Medium: Silver
- Geographical Locations:
- Dates: ca. 410 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XXVII Dynasty
- Period: Achaemenid Period
- Dimensions: Length: 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 54.50.42
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Vessel Handle in Form of Lion, ca. 410 B.C.E. Silver, Length: 4 15/16 in. (12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.50.42. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Silver handle from a large vessel. Form, a faceted body with curved end terminating in lion's head with open mouth. Lower end of handle terminates in palmette (lotus?) with two buds. Cast solid (?). Possibly related to 54.50.38.
- Record Completeness: Good (73%)