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018002

Colossal marble lion from a tomb monument. Greek, about 350-200 BC, from Knidos, south-weat Asia Minor (modern Turkey). This colossal lion weighs some six tons. Made from one piece of marble, it was mounted on a base crown in a funerary monument. The monument itself was square with a circular interior chamber and a stepped-pyramid roof.

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Colossal marble lion from a tomb monument.  Greek, about 350-200 BC,  from Knidos, south-weat Asia Minor (modern Turkey).  This colossal lion weighs some six tons.  Made from one piece of marble, it was mounted on a base crown in a funerary monument.  The monument itself was square with a circular interior chamber and a stepped-pyramid roof.