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Moulded lion's head

Egyptian
Roman?
332 B.C.–A.D. 337


Dimensions

Width x length: 1.9 x 3.2 cm (3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4539

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Very dark blue opaque glass molded lion’s head. Broken and missing left ear. Similar to 03.1710-11

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way