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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 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (14.3 x 20.7 cm) mount (Display backing made in 2015): 7 x 9 1/2 in. (17.8 x 24.1 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 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (14.3 x 20.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 57.40. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 57.40_55.141_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE group, 57.40_55.141_PS9.jpg.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze applique of a walking lion, head frontal. Tang for attachment under each foot and on top of had. Cross bar on back of each foot. Probably representing the god Mahes, a votive offering? Condition: Broken across rear leg and tail. One paw missing. One chip on upper body (top edge). Tang on head broken. Considerable corrosion on body. Rear leg repaired.
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