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Fragment of a lion's head

Muzzle of lion; mouth and nose of statue. Forming top of throne leg.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7000, opposite Avenue G 1.1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafre or Menkaure, 2520–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 8.5 x 6 cm (2 5/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2626

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture