Lion leg from furniture



Accession Number
W355
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Woodwork case
Object Type
Furniture, Furniture element
Period
New Kingdom
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt, Thebes/Luxor
Measurements
Height: 301mm | Width: 73mm | Depth: 103mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Lion

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Description

A furniture leg in the form of a lion's leg from furniture with a label reading 'Wooden Leg of Chair from a Theban tomb'. It dates to the New Kingdom, and was purchased by Wellcome in 1928 from the Tabor collection.

Wellcome Number
A169225
Other Identity
W2055 (number no longer in use for this object)
Auction
Sotheby & Co.: 12–13 Nov 1928, Lot 214
Previous Owners
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) | Charles James Tabor (1849–1928)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 29 Jul 2022

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