Description Representation of male lions were common in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Roman Period. They were related to Kingship as well as to the sky. This figurine was either used as an amulet or by a priest or entitled person in a ritual. Egyptian lions such as this have usually a closed mouth different from the Near Eastern lions which are represented as if they were roaring.
Provenance Joseph Abemayor, until 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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