Vessel Handle in Form of Lion
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
The Persian conquest of Egypt in 525 B.C.E. led to a vogue for metalwork in the Persian style, such as these animal-shaped handles and fluted bowls with floral decorations on the base. All of these objects were discovered in Egypt; the silver pieces were discovered together with a large number of objects as an offering at a temple of a foreign goddess.
ca. 410 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 27
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
Achaemenid. 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 54.50.42_top_PS2.jpg)
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