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Fragment of a limestone funerary stele with a recumbent lion

Period:
Cypro-Classical
Date:
late 5th or 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 13 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 15 in. (34.3 x 13.3 x 38.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2649
Not on view
The lion is recumbent to the right, the front paws crossed.
From the necropolis of Golgoi

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. XCV, 637, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1394, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Pogiatzi, Elena. 2003. Die Grabreliefs auf Zypern: von der archaischen bis zur romischen Zeit. cat. 26, p. 125, pl. XVII, Mannheim: Bibliopolis.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 463, p. 333, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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