Forepart of a reclining lion

Nubian
Classic Kerma
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Chapel K II A

Dimensions

Overall: 8.4 x 12cm (3 5/16 x 4 3/4in.)

Accession Number

13.4229

Medium or Technique

Glazed quartzite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Quartzite, fine blue glaze. Smooth polish and not much internal detail. Eg.Inv.3571 joins as both back feet.

Provenance

From Kerma, Chapel K II:A. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition