Terminal of a bed or seat in the form of a lion's head
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.
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
- 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)
- Previous Owner
- Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
- Last modified: 31 Oct 2020