Object Reclining lion
Item no TM0058

White marble

The "Reclining Lion" art piece, inspired by its vigilant muse, captures a majestic moment in marble. Handcrafted with precision, each piece is unique, showcasing variations in color and veining.

The "Reclining Lion" art piece, inspired by its vigilant muse, captures a majestic moment in marble.

Handcrafted with precision, each piece is unique, showcasing variations in color and veining. Measuring W. 42.5 cm, D. 21 cm, and H. 22 cm, it echoes the symbolism of lions guarding temple entrances—a sign of regal strength and divine protection. Allow this sculpture to grace your space with its powerful presence, a reminder of the enduring forces that watch over the sacred.

HISTORIC PROVENANCE


The Object Reclining Lion is a recreation of a Ptolemaic- or Roman-period Egyptian sculpture of a reclining lion (332 B.C.–A.D. 364) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Originally carved from limestone, the lion seems at rest yet alert with its large, placid head facing the viewer. It is known that pairs of lions such as this one might have flanked the entrances to ancient temples. Lions were associated with royalty, and suggested powerful protective forces over temples and gods. This reinterpretation has been exquisitely handcarved in white marble, affording each piece a unique color and natural veins. The sculpture rests on a white marble plinth.

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In collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York we present a beautifully crafted new collection including almost 100 unique furniture, lighting, and accessory items. The Met | Eichholtz collection draws inspiration from over 5,000 years of history and art.

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