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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