Cast marble
H. 7.1 in (18 cm)
L. 9.8 in (24.8 cm)
W. 3.15 in (8 cm)
Weight: 2,1 kg
Product Code: 001879
Availability: In Stock

This is a copy of the statue “Lion” found in 1894 in Kerch, in a barrow now known as the Lion Barrow. The marble original is at the permanent exhibition in the Hermitage. The discovery of such a large sculpture, excellently preserved from the 1st-2nd centuries AD, is a great success for any archeological expedition. However, from the historical and artistic points of view the sculpture is a work equal in value to the best specimens from the Louvre and the National Gallery in London. The typical treatment of the animal proudly trampling the head of the sacrificial calf shows the influence of the art of the Near East on the culture of the Greek colonies on the Northern Black Sea coast. All copies produced after the specimens from the Hermitage collection have been approved by the Museum Restoration Council and are provided with certificates.

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