ostracon ancient art



Terracotta Lion, Eastern Mediterranean, 2nd/3rd Century AD

Terracotta figure of a lion resting with crossed forepaws.

The raised head is modeled in great detail, mane and paws show the skilful use of modeling tool.

Fully hand modeled terracotta, part of a larger group, possibly with an additional figure mounted on the animal's back. The surface with remains of an applied white wash.

Intact and rare.

L. 9.1 cm (3.6 in), H. 6.8 cm (2.7 in)

Ex New York collection, acquired 1970s-1980s.

650 USD

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