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Lion, from the rim or shoulder of a large, circular vessel (lebes?)

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On a rim or shoulder of a large vessel, a lion is preparing to spring. The tufts of mane are decorated with fine incised lines. The upper part of the tail, which curved upward in a loop, is missing.


By 1895: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the Marches of Ancona with 10.162; bought in Rome in 1895); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Classical Period, 500–480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 435; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Length (max.): 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World