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Recumbent Lion

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Stone, pigment
  • Place Collected: Egypt
  • DATES 332 B.C.E-3rd century C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/16 x 13/16 x 1 5/8 in. (3.4 x 2 x 4.2 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.89
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Hard brown stone (probably limestone) figure of a lion lying on oblong base. Head turned to front, right paw crossed over left one. Tail curled around haunch. Not pierced. Made as amulet. Condition: Perfect. Surface polished.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Recumbent Lion, 332 B.C.E-3rd century C.E. Stone, pigment, 1 5/16 x 13/16 x 1 5/8 in. (3.4 x 2 x 4.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.89_View1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.89_View1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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