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Bronze spout in the form of a lion's head

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 2 3/8 x 2 1/16in. (6.1 x 5.2cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.11.17
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Lion's head spouts were popular among the Greeks. They were used on the roofs of temples and public buildings as well as for vessel attachments. This spout was attached to a situla (pail).
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