Pair of lions with erotes as riders

Historical period(s)
early 1st century BCE-mid 1st century CE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (S2013.2.77.1): 61.9 × 71.1 × 19.8 cm (24 3/8 × 28 × 7 13/16 in) H x W x D (S2013.2.77.2): 63.5 × 75.2 × 19.4 cm (25 × 29 5/8 × 7 5/8 in) Weight (Each): 23.8 kg (52.5 pounds)
Geography
Yemen
Credit Line
Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
Collection
Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection
Accession Number
S2013.2.77.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Architectural Element, Metalwork
Type

Figure

Keywords
boy, casting, lion, Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection, Yemen
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

American Foundation for the Study of Man founded 1949

Published References
  • Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. Exh. cat. Los Angeles, 2015. 26, pp. 240-241.
  • Leon Legrain. Archaeological Notes in the Land of the Queen of Sheba. vol. 38, no. 3 Boston, July - September 1934. .
  • Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade. Exh. cat. Washington, 2005. pl. 25.
  • Blair Fowlkes-Childs Michael Seymour. Exh. cat. New York, NY. p. 6-7.
  • The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East. Exh. cat. New York, NY. p. 32, 33, Plate 20 and fig. 16.
  • St. John Simpson. Queen of Sheba: treasures from ancient Yemen. London. p. 129.
  • Archaeological Discoveries in South Arabia. Baltimore. pp. 155-178.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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