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Figure of a Running Leopard or Panther

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Collected: Africa
  • DATES 2nd century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 15/16 x 3 1/4 in. (5 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.393
    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 Possibly Egypto-Roman. Figure of a Running Leopard or Panther, 2nd century C.E. Bronze, 1 15/16 x 3 1/4 in. (5 x 8.3 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, 16.393. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.393_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.393_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze figure of a running leopard or panther. Legs, outstretched, head turned sharply to the left. Probably a handle from a bronze vessel but as figure is incomplete this is not certain. Condition: Poor. Only the left front leg complete, others badly broken. Entire surface heavily corroded. Portions of face lost. Body probably badly pitted. Cast solid.
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    Possibly Egypto-Roman. <em>Figure of a Running Leopard or Panther</em>, 2nd century C.E. Bronze, 1 15/16 x 3 1/4 in. (5 x 8.3 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, 16.393. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.393_NegA_print_bw.jpg)