Ivory panel by Unknown Artist

Openwork plaque depicting seated lion crowned by Egyptian sun-disc and wearing Egyptian collar and wig (usually restricted to Pharaoh).

Details

Medium:
Ivory
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Professor M E L Mallowan

One paw raised and placed on branch of 'sacred tree'. Mixture of Egyptian/Syrian motifs - typical of Phoenicia.

Provenance

Excavated by the British School of Archeology in Iraq.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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