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Lion statuette

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.7 x 5.5 x 2.8 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45937

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Lion in two pieces which fit closely together. Of coarse gritty white clay, covered with pale robin’s egg blue glaze. The figure is very crude, stands erect, with the head turned sidewise. Mane indicated, but features indistinguishable. Stands on a rectangular plinth. Much battered in large spots. (P. 5113)

Provenance

From San-el-Hagar. 1884: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription