Leg of furniture with lion's head
A leg from piece of furniture in the form of a lion, likely associated with W1309 and W1311. It probably dates to the Graeco-Roman Period, and was purchased by Wellcome from the Rustafjaell collection in 1906. Lions were associated with rebirth and are depicted on funerary beds from the New Kingdom onwards. It is possible that this item is part of a lion funerary bed.
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
- 462 (rectangular label) | 54 (rectangular serrated label)
- Last modified: 17 Feb 2021