Lion furniture leg



Accession Number
W1309b
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Woodwork case
Object Type
Furniture, Furniture element
Periods
Late Period to Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Wood
Measurements
Height: 368mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Lion

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Description

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).

Bibliography

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.