<em>Lion Bowl</em>, ca. 900–600 B.C.E. Calcite, steatite or lapis lazuli, Diam. 5 5/16 x 8 9/16 in. (13.5 x 21.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Jonathan P. Rosen, 82.116.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.82.116.18_negD_bw.jpg)

Lion Bowl

Medium: Calcite, steatite or lapis lazuli

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 900–600 B.C.E.

Dimensions: Diam. 5 5/16 x 8 9/16 in. (13.5 x 21.7 cm)


Accession Number: 82.116.18

Image: CUR.82.116.18_negD_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Calcite lion bowl; circular bowl with incised hatched triangles along outside and top of rim; two broad lug handles pierces horizontally; large plastic head of lion with open mouth decorating side of vessel, teeth visible, broad nose, pronounced folds of flesh, (eyes inlaid; steatite or lapis), hole running through lion’s mouth into vessel bowl; immediately across from lion’s head, short knob.

Brooklyn Museum