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Vessel Handle in Form of Lion

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 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.
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)
ACCESSION NUMBER 54.50.42
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
IMAGE top, 54.50.42_top_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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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%)
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