Description The figure has been used as a game piece. This one has lost its tail. Game pieces such as this (usually figures of lions and dogs) were popular from the prehistoric period to the early Old Kingdom.
Provenance MacGregor [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; MacGregor Sale, London, 1922, p. 93, no. 708 [as ivory]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923 [mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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