<em>Waterspout in the Shape of a Lion</em>, 664-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 8 9/16 in. (19 x 11.5 x 21.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1311. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.1311_front_PS1.jpg)

Waterspout in the Shape of a Lion

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 8 9/16 in. (19 x 11.5 x 21.7 cm)



Accession Number: 35.1311

Image: 35.1311_front_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sculptor's model of a head of a lion used as a gargoyle. The lion's head rests against a flat wall. Two roughly modeled feet stretch out below enclosing a trough. The modeling is fine and the piece is in excellent condition. This was evidently intended as a model of an architectural detail. This motif was used in Egyptian architecture as early as the ancient kingdom although this piece doubtless is not earlier than the Saite age and is probably later. Condition: One large chip on the left mane and a few chips on the back panel.

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