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Head of a lion

Yellowish white, transparent glass; head in high relief. (see 03.1710-12)


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.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments