Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Calcite, steatite or lapis lazuli
ca. 900-600 B.C.E.
Diam. 5 5/16 x 8 9/16 in. (13.5 x 21.7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Jonathan P. Rosen
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Lion Bowl, 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)
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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.
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