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Lion-Shaped Support for a Throne

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
DATES 664-525 B.C.E.
PERIOD Late Period, Saite Period or later
DIMENSIONS 3 1/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.7 x 5.5 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 16.261
CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Lion-Shaped Support for a Throne, 664-525 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.7 x 5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.261. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.261_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 16.261_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze support for one side of a small throne for a statuette of a deity, in the form of a conventionalized lion, in the round, with feet resting on two dowels. On his back, a side of the throne, with incised figures of seated gods (?). Minute portion of back of throne preserved, with remains of hieroglyphic inscription. Eyes and feet of lion inlaid with gold. Condition: Excellent. Result excellent. Metal is reddish; brown and gold inlays are now apparent.
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 <em>Lion-Shaped Support for a Throne</em>, 664-525 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/16 x 2 3/16 in. (7.7 x 5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.261. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.261_PS9.jpg)