Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze water spout with lion mask (one of a pair)

Period:
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial
Date:
ca. 100 B.C.–ca. A.D. 100
Culture:
Greek or Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diameter 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
L. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5675
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This impressive object must have adorned a monumental public fountain-house (nymphaeum), probably in one of the more important Cypriot cities.
Said to be from Kourion, Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3. pl. LXII, 1, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5018, p. 499, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 408, p. 167, New York: Gilliss Press.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 462, p. 283, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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