Sculptor's Model Head of a Lion
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
332 B.C.E.-30 B.C.E.
6 15/16 x 5 13/16 x 4 1/2 in. (17.7 x 14.8 x 11.5 cm)
mount (display and handling backing made 2015): 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (21 x 19.1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Sculptor's Model Head of a Lion, 332 B.C.E.-30 B.C.E. Plaster, 6 15/16 x 5 13/16 x 4 1/2 in. (17.7 x 14.8 x 11.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.311. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.311_PS9.jpg)
overall, 05.311_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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Large plaster cast of a lion's head.
The cast appears ancient and is an average specimen of the work of the Ptolemaic Period. The right ear appears to have been re-worked after the casting was completed.
Condition: Left ear missing, surface somewhat discolored, otherwise good.
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