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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The statuette of a lion would have decorated the shoulder of a lebes (jar with lid, foot, and handles and associated with weddings).
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 12, p. 7, pl. 4, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

Eckstein, F. 1959. "Zwei Amerikanische Kataloge." Gnomon, 31(7): p. 641.

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

Bieg, Gerhard. 2002. Hochdorf: Der Bronzekessel aus dem späthallstattzeitlichen Fürstengrab von Eberdingen-Hochdorf, Vol. 5. p. 98, L58, Abb.102, Stuttgart: K. Theiss.