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
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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
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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