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The Lion of Knidos
- The Lion of Knidos
Colossal marble statue of a recumbent lion; carved with inlaid eyes originally probably of glass, but now missing.
- 2ndC BC
- Excavated/Findspot: Knidos, Lion Tomb
- (Asia,Turkey,Aegean Region (Turkey),Caria,Knidos)
- Length: 2.89 metres
- Height: 1.82 metres
Discovered by Richard Pullan during Charles Newton's excavations in 1858; removed by Robert Murdoch Smith; brought back on HMS Supply.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA8156
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