26 - 27 October 2004
A GREEK SHEET BRONZE PLAQUE WITH LION AND ROSETTE
CIRCA 650-625 B.C., PROBABLY CORINTHIAN
Of rectangular fragmentary form with finely incised decoration between dot punched borders, the lion with bristling fur and detailed mane, striding towards a rosette with alternating tear and lozenge-shaped petals
2¾ in. (7 cm.) long
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 88.
This fragmentary panel was most likely to have formed part of an ornamental bronze strip that decorated a chest or a piece of furniture.
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