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Lion Figurine
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Lion Figurine


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Description Images of lions were popular in the whole Mediterranean and Near Eastern world and related to power, kingship and royalty. Such figurines were believed to serve as protective amulets. This one was made using the lost-wax casting technique.
Provenance Stephen W. Fisher Collection, ca. 1970; given to Walters Art Museum, 2005.
Credit Gift of Stephen W. Fisher in memory of Laurance and Isabel Roberts, 2005

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Period
late 2nd millennium BCE (Cycladic)
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.3022
Measurements
H: 1 1/2 x W: 1 x D: 1 3/4 in. (3.8 x 2.5 x 4.4 cm)
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