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Figure of Recumbent Lion

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 12 3/8 x 6 5/16 x 21 5/8 in. (31.5 x 16.1 x 55 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone figure of a recumbent lion, in similar pose to statues from Soleb now in the British Museum, with fore-legs crossed and face turned to the left. The mane depicted in a classical manner, with the locks of hair tangled up.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of Recumbent Lion, 305 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Limestone, 12 3/8 x 6 5/16 x 21 5/8 in. (31.5 x 16.1 x 55 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1500E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1500E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, unedited master file, 37.1500E_NegA_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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