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Water spout in the form of a lion's head

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period


Object Place: Egypt, Saqqara, monastery of Apa Jeremias

Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 40 x 19 cm (7 1/16 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.) Legacy dimension: .41 Length: .19 W.

Accession Number

15.1228

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

This water spout is in the shape of a lion’s head with an open mouth through which water would pour the trough behind. The head is open on top.

Provenance

From Saqqara, monastery of Apa Jeremias. 1905-1906: Quibell excavations, Egyptian Antiquities Service.

Credit Line

Gift of the Western Art Visiting Committee