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Sculptor's Model of a Walking Lion

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 x 6 1/2 x 12 in. (7.6 x 16.5 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1933, acquired by Jacob Hirsch, New York, NY; April 28, 1933, purchased from Jacob Hirsch by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sculptor model of a walking lion. The lion is beautifully modeled and has a splendid forward motion. The mane is only roughly indicated with slight scratch instead of the usual incisions. Condition: The greater part of each leg is missing. One ear is broken and there are numerous scratches and discolorations on the body.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Sculptor's Model of a Walking Lion, ca. 664–30 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 x 6 1/2 x 12 in. (7.6 x 16.5 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.190. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.190_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 33.190_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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