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Reclining lion

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This lion appears to have formed the attachment to the top of a vessel, for there are holes through his paws and (horizontally) through his tail. The fleecy circles of his mane, as well as his jutting face, characterize him as work of the post-Archaic period. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1967: Richard R. Wagner Collection (said to be from Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, December 13, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 4th century B.C. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 433A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.1035

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels