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Lion Applique

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES 4th-3rd century B.C.E.
PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 5 13/16 x 8 1/4 in. (14.7 x 21 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Lion Applique, 4th-3rd century B.C.E. Bronze, 5 13/16 x 8 1/4 in. (14.7 x 21 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 55.177. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.177_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 55.177_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze applique of a walking lion. Body in profile, head frontal in high relief, tail curved upwards. Tang for attachment on top of head and (originally) one under each foot. Thin casting. Lion faces (spectator’s) right. Probably a representation of lion-god Mahes. Condition: Paw of front leg missing. Two feet cracked and repaired. Tang under rear foot broken.
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