<em>Figure of a Lion</em>, ca. 3100–2800 B.C.E. Terracotta, 2 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (6.5 x 5.7 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 58.128.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.35.1273_58.128.1_erg3.jpg)

Figure of a Lion

Medium: Terracotta

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3100–2800 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 9/16 x 2 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. (6.5 x 5.7 x 13 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 58.128.1

Image: CUR.35.1273_58.128.1_erg3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Light brown terracotta statuette of a lion with a minimum of detail in modeling; couchant position with four legs pointing forward. Eyes barely indicated; thick mane cross-hatched with incised lines. Tail curved over right haunch. Testicles indicated. Condition: Perfect, except for small scratches on body.

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