Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg
Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg

Egyptian Wood Lion Formed Furniture Leg

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Late Period, Circa 712 to 300 BC.

This elegant ancient frontis of a lion may have adorned a low funerary bed on which the coffin or mummy rested, or perhaps a stool intended to hold funerary items in the tomb.

The leg with mortices behind for attachment. Furniture legs in the form of the body and head of a lion conveyed an exalted status in Egyptian tradition. 
Condition: Age wear and losses, some remains of gesso.
Size 13-7/8 in H.; 15 inches on custom base.
Compare a similar example in faience at the MET museum NY, accession Number: 1977.170
Provenance: Ex Harry Wallace Collection, acq 1990s, by descent to DB, New Paltz NY.

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