Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone statuette of a lion

Period:
Archaic
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 5 3/4 x 6 x 2 1/8 in. (14.6 x 15.2 x 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2626
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The lion may have been part of a group in which he was being subdued by Herakles.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1102, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 304, p. 231, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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