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Fragment of a lion's paw

Fragment of lion's paw, four toes. Part of leg of throne of royal sculpture.

Provenance

From Giza, Subsidiary pyramid G1-b debris. 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 Khafra or Menka, 2520–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm (1 15/16 x 2 15/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2399

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture