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Bronze statuette of a lion

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd quarter of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ionian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. without tail 2 1/2 in. (5.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.59
  • Description

    The statuette of a lion would have decorated the shoulder of a lebes (jar with lid, foot, and handles and associated with weddings).

  • References

    von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. New York: Walter Cummings Baker, no. 12, p. 7, pl. 4.

    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. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 146, p. 38, pls. 54-55.

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