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Head of a lion

Head of a lion in greenish blue, almost opaque glass. (see 03.1710-12)

Provenance

Said to be from Dendara. 1903: purchased for the MFA in Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1710-03.1712) for 8 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Accession Number

03.1711

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Fragments