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Sculptor's Model Bust of a Lion

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664 B.C.E.-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 x 5 3/8 x 4 5/16 in. (15.2 x 13.7 x 11 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Sculptor's Model Bust of a Lion, 664 B.C.E.-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 6 x 5 3/8 x 4 5/16 in. (15.2 x 13.7 x 11 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 34.1003. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, 34.1003_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sculptor's model of a head of a lion in limestone. The head rests on an oblong base and back. There are sculptor's guiding lines on the base, back and top and sides. The mane is indicated by incised lines which were originally filled with black paint. Part of the mane was also painted without any incisions. There are traces of a pinkish red paint. Condition: the nose is badly chipped; there are numerous chips on the edges and on the mane. Small chips of plaster adhere to the head.
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    Sculptors Model Bust of a Lion