Bronze water spout with lion mask (one of a a pair)
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial
ca. 100 B.C.–ca. A.D. 100
Greek or Roman
D. 3 5/8 in (9.2 cm)
L. 7 1/4 in (18.4 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This water spout may have been part of the external decoration of a shrine or a large chest.
Said to be from Kourion, Cyprus
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. LXII, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5017, p. 499, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 409, p. 167, New York: Gilliss Press.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 462, p. 283, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.