Feb 13, 2009
Feb 13, 2009

Lioness

Lioness

c. 2100 BC

Copper alloy, lost-wax cast

Overall: 4.2 x 3.1 x 13.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.253

Did you know?

The fierce and powerful nature of lions was often associated with rulers through symbolic imagery.

Description

Crouched in the stance of a hunter stalking its prey, this diminutive lioness possesses the latent power of a predator about to strike. In the ancient Near East, the ferocity and strength of lions was often associated with rulers and gods through symbolic imagery.

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