Terminal of a bed or seat in the form of a lion's head



Accession Number
W2053b
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Furniture, Furniture element
Periods
New Kingdom to Late Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 240mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Lion

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Description

This terminal of a piece of furniture is in the form of a lion's head. Geoffrey Killen describes this as a terminal from a seat, although it may be a bed terminal. It dates between the New Kingdom and the Late Dynastic period. There are traces of gesso and red paint still present, particularly around the ears.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 34] Needler, W. 1963. 'An Egyptian Funerary Bed of the Roman Period etc.' Occassional Paper 6, Toronto.

Wellcome Number
195001
Other Identity
14 (written on the back with red paint) G1/2851 (round serrated auction sticker on the back) X-314/B (small rectangular label on the side)
Auction
Sotheby & Co.: 03–04 Mar 1931, Lot 166
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Exhibition
1996–1997, 05 Oct–05 Jan. Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, 'The Face of Egypt'
Last modified: 31 Oct 2020

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