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Limestone statuette of a lion

Period:
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 400–300 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H.: 6 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 5 in. (17.1 x 26.7 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2627
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This recumbent lion may have broken off from a corner of the base of a statue of Herakles.
Necropolis of Golgoi, not “Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios”

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. LXXXIV.551, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1107, p. 176, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Myres, John L. 1940-1945. "Excavations in Cyprus, 1913." Annual of the British School at Athens, 41: p. 65.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 493, p. 372, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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