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Terracotta antefix with lion's head

Period:
Late Archaic
Date:
late 6th century B.C.
Culture:
East Greek
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Gift of a friend of the Museum, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.36.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
A lion's head mask flanked by the animal's front paws with a guilloche border running along the lower border. Traces of polychromy.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 36.

Athena Review. 2005. "Recent Finds in Archaeology: Panionion Sanctuary Discovered in Southwest Turkey." Athena Review: Quarterly Journal of Archaeology, History and Exploration, 4, no. 2: p. 11.

Lohmann, Hans. 2005. "Survey of Mykale (Dilek Daglari), 3rd Campaign: The Discovery of the Archaic Panionion." Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı, Vol. 23. p. 247 n. 35, Ankara.

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