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Marble statue of a lion

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400–390 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble, Parian 2
Dimensions:
H. 31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm) length 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund, and James Loeb and Anonymous Gifts, 1909
Accession Number:
09.221.3
  • Description

    Marble statues of lions were sometimes used as tomb monuments or as guardians at both ends of a large tomb facade. Like many classical Greek works of art, this statue was taken to Rome during the imperial period.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 216-17, figs. 131-32.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 254-55, figs. 178-79.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 254-55, figs. 178-79.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 111, 459-60, fig. 344-45.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 139, 276, pls. 116c-d.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 72, p. 46, pls. 48-49.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 144, pp. 131, 433.

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