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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone lion from a statue of Herakles (?)

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 1/4 x 5 x 2 in. (15.9 x 12.7 x 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2625
Not on view
The lion gives the impression of pouncing; his mouth is open.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1103, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 317, pp. 238–39, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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