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  • Water spouts in the form of a lion mask, ca. 100 b.c.–100 a.d.; Late Hellenistic or Early Roman
    Greco–Roman; Said to be from Kourion
    Bronze; H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.5677–5678)

    These impressive objects must have adorned a monumental public fountain house (nymphaeum), probably in one of the more important Cypriot cities. The heads are attached to a bronze tube, encased in lead, of about 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) in length.

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  • Water spouts in the form of a lion mask, ca. 100 B.C.–100 A.D.; Late Hellenistic or Early Roman
    Greco-Roman; Said to be from Kourion
    Bronze; H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874-76 (74.51.5677-5678)

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