<em>Recumbent Lion</em>, 305-30 B.C.E. Limestone, 13 3/4 x 11 x 27 3/8 in., 144 lb. (35 x 28 x 69.5 cm, 65.32kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.382a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.382a-b_PS9.jpg)

Recumbent Lion

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:305-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13 3/4 x 11 x 27 3/8 in., 144 lb. (35 x 28 x 69.5 cm, 65.32kg) 33.382a: 89 lb. (40.37kg) 33.382b: 55 lb. (24.95kg)



Accession Number: 33.382a-b

Image: 33.382a-b_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large recumbent limestone lion made in two parts, resting on an oblong base, front paws crossed, tail curled on base in front with the head facing front. Mane has incised details. Condition: Sculpture in two parts (a=head; b=rear part). Apparently made that way originally as the breaks are evidently ancient. Large ancient dowels are on each inner side of the two pats. Purpose of having two parts not evident. Said to be a sculptor's trial model. Various minor chips. Over rear of head extending over one ear was heavy crystallized gravel deposit. The workmanship is good.

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