Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze lion

Period:
Classical
Date:
last quarter of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm) length 5 9/16 in. (14.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.84
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The lion may have decorated the shoulder of a large vase.
Said to be from Egypt

von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 36, p. 9, pl. 10, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December, 17, 1959-February 28, 1960. no. 141, pp. 36-37, pl. 44, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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