Lion furniture leg
A furniture leg in the form of a lion matching with W1310. Lions were associated with rebirth and are depicted on funerary beds from the New Kingdom onwards, although the style of this example suggests it is of the Graeco-Roman Period. It is possible that this item is part of a lion funerary bed. It was presumably purchased by Wellcome at the same time as W1310 (1906).
Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 35] Needler, W. 1963. 'An Egyptian Funerary Bed from the Roman Period in the Royal Ontario Museum'. The University of Toronto.
- Other Identity
- 55 (rectangular serrated label)
- Last modified: 17 Feb 2021