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Handle Depicting a Lion and a Tigress Attacking a Bull
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Handle Depicting a Lion and a Tigress Attacking a Bull


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Description Echoing the monumental Archaic sculpture of the Acropolis of Athens, this image symbolized power and domination. A lion and a tigress attack a bull, which has been brought to its knees. The animals' eyes are inlaid with silver. The group would have served as the handle of an elaborate bronze bowl.
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Date Description Narrative
6/07/1957Treatmentcleaned
5/03/1976Treatmentcleaned
12/20/2000Treatmentother
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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400-30 BC (Classical)
Medium
bronze with silver inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.872
Measurements
3 1/8 x 5 15/16 x 15/16 in. (7.9 x 15.1 x 2.4 cm); mount: 1 1/4 x 6 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (3.1 x 16.2 x 4.5 cm)
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