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Crocodile statue

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
Late 1st century B.C. – early 1st century A.D.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Granite
Dimensions:
h. 29 cm (11 7/16 in); l. 108 cm (42 1/2 in); w. 37.1 cm (14 5/8 in); weight 124.7 kg (275 lb)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Bernard and Audrey Aronson Charitable Trust Gift, in memory of her beloved husband, Bernard Arnonson, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.13
Not on view
This sculpture is a fine interpretation of the crocodile's physical peculiarities. The horny back contrasts expressively with the fleshy folds around the neck and eyes. The tense posture of the plump legs suggests the weight of the beast.
Purchased from Jasper Gaunt and Robert Hecht, New York, 1992. Published in BMMA Fall 1992 and subsequently, continuously exhibited.

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