Pair of lions with erotes as riders

Historical period(s)
early 1st century BCE-mid 1st century CE
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)
Credit Line
Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Architectural Element, Metalwork


boy, casting, lion, Wendell and Merilyn Phillips collection, Yemen
Provenance information is currently unavailable
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. The World Between Empires: A Picture Album. Exh. cat. New York. p. 6-7.
  • The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East. Exh. cat. New York. 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
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