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Lion's Head Finial
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Lion's Head Finial


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The handle is oval in section and has a lion's head summarily carved at its end. Diagonal lines form a chevron pattern on its sides to assure a better grip. The blade is missing but was once well seated in a deep and vertical slot at the base of the handle.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/18/1982Treatmentcleaned; examined for condition
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquried by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
1st-2nd century
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.629
Measurements
H: 2 3/8 in. (6.1 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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