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Marble statue of a lion

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400–390 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble, Parian 2
Dimensions:
H. 31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm) length 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, and James Loeb and Anonymous Gifts, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Marble statues of lions were sometimes used as tomb monuments or as guardians at both ends of a large tomb facade. Like many classical Greek works of art, this statue was taken to Rome during the imperial period.
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