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The Nereid Monument

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1848,1020.139

  • Title (series)

    • The Nereid Monument
  • Description

    This marble figure represents a lion with its mouth open, crouching for a spring. The bristling manes are arranged in a series of locks in parallel rows. The left fore leg is mended. The lower jaw, tail and a part of the left hind leg are missing. The statue is not certainly associated with the Nereid monument. They appear stylistically earlier in date.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 400BC (circa)
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  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 1.6 metres
  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 929 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G17

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1848

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1848,1020.139

  • Joined objects

Marble figure of a lion crouching to spring, with mouth open. The lower jaw and part of the left hind leg are missing.

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Marble figure of a lion crouching to spring, with mouth open. The lower jaw and part of the left hind leg are missing.

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