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Lion Holding Vessel

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
  • Possible Place Collected: Leontopolis, Egypt
  • DATES 525-404 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 4 3/4 x 2 in. (10.2 x 12.1 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Lion Holding Vessel, 525-404 B.C.E. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 4 x 4 3/4 x 2 in. (10.2 x 12.1 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 53.223. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 53.223_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 53.223_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Banded alabaster statuette of seated lion, in round, supporting in his front paws an alabastron. On haunches, neck and front legs of lion, depressions of Achaemenid form, originally inlaid. Head of lion turned toward spectator. Condition: Top of alabastron missing, all inlays lost.
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