Feb 13, 2009
Feb 13, 2009



c. 2100 BCE

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

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


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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