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Inlay in Form of a Lion-Headed God

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 525-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Persian Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in. (2.9 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Opaque white glass inlay (the rear surface is roughly flat) representing, in relief, a lion-headed god. From beneath the lion’s mane protrude two lappets of a wig. The god wears a short kilt with triangular fold. He strides upon a small plinth. Condition: Broken into 2 pieces at elbow level; blackened in hollows.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Inlay in Form of a Lion-Headed God, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 1/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in. (2.9 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1737E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1737E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1737E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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