Ivory seated lion figurine

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka
712–698 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, El Kurru, KuXV Shabaka

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 0.055

Accession Number

24.1004

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Ivory figurine of a seated lion. One side perfect. The other partly split off and missing. In Nubian Gallery, South Wall, Section 2.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 15 (tomb of Shabaka). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition