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Fragment of a lion's head

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre or Menkaure
2520–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000, opposite Avenue G 1

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 8.5 x 6 cm (2 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2626

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Muzzle of lion; mouth and nose of statue. Forming top of throne leg.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7000, opposite Avenue G 1.1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition