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Appliqué: Head of a Lion
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Appliqué: Head of a Lion


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Description This plaque was used as an attachment for a piece of furniture or a box. The head of the lion is carefully molded, and the structure of the mane incised. Lions were connected to the king, and were also a manifestation of the horizon.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/07/1974Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1998Examinationsurvey
Provenance William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire; Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, June 26-29 and July 4-6, 1922, no. 324; Dirkan Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
ca. 380-342 BC (Late Period)
Medium
faience with light blue glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.494
Measurements
1 13/16 x 1 11/16 x 7/8 in. (4.7 x 4.2 x 2.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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