Lion and Ointment Jar
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
First Persian Period
6 x 1 7/8 x 4 3/16 in. (15.3 x 4.8 x 10.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Henry Hottinger
Serpentine statuette of seated lion, in the round, supporting in his front paws an alabastron, carved in one piece with oblong base. Both sides of lion’s body inlaid with Achaemenid designs, originally set with opaque glass. Lower part of mane inlaid in glass. Head of lion turned to face spectator. Probably a temple vessel.
Condition: Intact. Object has been assembled from several pieces. No restorations. Many inlays missing.
Lion and Ointment Jar, 525-404 B.C.E. Serpentine, 6 x 1 7/8 x 4 3/16 in. (15.3 x 4.8 x 10.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Henry Hottinger, 53.221.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.53.221.2_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.53.221.2_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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