- Ptolemaic or Roman Period
- 304 B.C.–A.D. 364
- From Egypt, Memphite Region, Old Cairo ("Babylon")
- L. 45.6 cm (17 15/16 in.); W. 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.); H. 22.6 cm (8 7/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
- Accession Number:
This lion is at rest, but remains alert with its large heavy head turned to face the viewer. Pairs of lions like this might flank temple entrances.Associated with royalty, lions suggest powerful forces that protect the gods and temples.