jueves, 31 de diciembre de 2015

Marble statue of a lion

Marble statue of a lion
Period: Classical
Date: ca. 400–390 B.C.
Culture: Greek
Medium: Marble, Parian 2
Dimensions: H. 31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm) length 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund, and James Loeb and Anonymous Gifts, 1909
Accession Number: 09.221.3
Marble statues of lions were sometimes used as tomb monuments or as guardians at both ends of a large tomb facade. Like many classical Greek works of art, this statue was taken to Rome during the imperial period.
Met Museum

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